On February 2nd 2010, in Brussels (Belgium), the kick-off meeting (KoM) of ATENEA took place. ATENEA stands for "Advanced Techniques for Navigation Receivers and Applications". It is an FP7 project realised by an international consortium led by DEIMOS Space (Tres Cantos, ES) whose goal is to design, build and test an advanced hybrid Galileo receiver that will integrate inertial and LiDAR measurements to perform robust, accurate and precise navigation under the paradigm of INS/GNSS/LiDAR close, tight and deep integration.
GeoNumerics is a member of the ATENEA consortium. It will be in charge of the LiDAR technology components of the project and contribute with its general expertise in GPS positioning for mapping applications.
The estimated cost of ATENEA is 812166 € with an EU FP7 contribution of 499681 €. The project will last for 2 years.