The project SAT406M presented at the conference “SENSORDEVICES”

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The project SAT406M was presented at the conference “SENSORDEVICES 2016”, held in the framework of the conference “NetWare 2016” on 24th - 28th July in Nice, France. This conference was organized by the International Academy Research and Industry Association (IARIA), and covered several topics such as sensor technologies, emerging security systems or advances in future internet. In particular, the conference SENSORDEVICES' main topic was sensor device technologies and applications.

The objective of the SAT406M project is to develop a wrist-worn Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) providing an end-to-end solution based on the Galileo Support to Search and Rescue (SAR) Service –the SAR/Galileo service– and particularly on its unique Return-Link-Service (RLS).

The conference's presentation focused on the physiological monitoring component of the SAT406M beacon, which is the software's component GeoNumerics is in charge of. This component's task is to determine the physiological status of the SAT406M user once the alarm has been triggered. The physiological status is then reported to the SAR services so they can have as much information as possible about the distress situation when executing the SAR operation.

GeoNumerics (Castelldefels, Catalonia, Spain) is a research and development (R&D) intensive small-and-medium-enterprise (SME) company specialised in geomatics and accurate navigation.  GeoNumerics was recently awarded the “Innovative SME” seal by the Spanish “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).

SAT406M is currently being developed by an international consortium within the frame of the project “An EGNSS application providing an end-to-end solution based on the SAR/Galileo service and particularly using the Return-Link-Message (RLM), to improve the mobility and safety of citizens”. The project is funded by the European Commission (EC) through the European Union (EU) “Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation,” supervised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on behalf of the EC.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is an EU agency that promotes the use, adoption, application and market development of E-GNSS services and that these services and operations are thoroughly secure, safe and accessible.