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European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is an international contest awarding the best services, products or business solutions that make use of satellite navigation in everyday life. The 2015 prize pool is valued at EUR 1,000,000 and comprises cash awards, support-packages, coaching and data access. Prizes will be awarded by key GNSS stakeholders, such as the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Space Agency (ESA) or the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Read more…

Galileo Module for ARA Platform, by Deimos Space

The 2014 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) received a record number of entries and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) Special Prize was the most popular category receiving a total of 152 submissions. The GSA 2014 special prize went to elecnor deimos/Deimos Space for their Galileo for ARA project. Read more…

European Satellite Navigation Competition 2014 winner

Network-based receiver for initial Galileo service presented by Airbus Defence & Space Innovation wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2014 (www.esnc.eu).

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), which rewards the best services, products, and business cases that use satellite navigation in everyday life, has recently announced the 2014 winner. Read more…

Sensovo reaches second position in ESNC

Sensovo reaches second place in the 10th edition of European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). Jan Walter Schroeder and his team presented the world’s first commercial wearable tactile navigation system, a smartphone app with a waist belt that guides the wearer via vibration.

The Navipal app uses thephone’s internal GPS receiver for positioning and communicates via bluetooth with the belt, which carries eight tiny vibrating motors spaced equally and powered by a rechargeable battery. The belt provides navigation cues by vibrating one or more motors in the needed direction. The intensity and duration change according to the distance to the destination. Read more…

Kinexon GmbH wins 10th edition of ESNC

A small but revolutionary motion sensor worn by athletes has won the 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). The idea, developed by Kinexon, consist in providing accurate, realtime information on an athlete’s condition.

The device is based on a small sensor cell that offers precise localisation and tracking. Accurate to about 10 cm and updated 20 times a second, it captures even rapid movement. Read more…