On 8-9 June 2017, the final review meeting of the project was held at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic. With this event the final milestone has been reached, successfully closing the project. During the meeting, the consortium members, from seven different countries presented the latest developments and results on each unit of the system as well as on the integration level of the technologies involved.
The objective of the project was to generate a first of a kind combined Position+Reflectometry (P+R) Galileo receiver to use it as the main sensor for platform positioning and biomass estimation, the latter using reflected Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals (also called GNSS-R) that propagate through tree canopies, branches and leafs. The Galileo constellation play a key role due to the low noise level of the E5 AltBOC pseudorange signal. GeoNumerics' contribution was to investigate and develop state-of-the-art positioning and orientation algorithms as well as their implementation. For this purpose, GeoNumerics used the platform GENA, and further developed the platform NEXA and the model toolbox dynamicSURVEY.