SISNeT handheld receiver recently developed
04 June 2002
FGI (the Finish Geodetic Institute) has developed the
first handheld SISNeT-powered EGNOS receiver under ESA contract.
This application is based on an iPAQ Personal Digital Assistant
(manufactured by Compaq), and includes a GSM modem and a GPS
receiver, in the form of PCMCIA cards. This first version
of the product is intended for demonstration purposes. Although
several tests are planned for this year, preliminary static
and dynamic tests reveal that users will be able to benefit
from the EGNOS potential in urban scenarios. ESA plans to
extend the contract making the device able to interface with
commercial mapping software products. This will allow transparently
using applications like Route Planner or Visual Map with EGNOS-corrected
positions. The future upgrade of the receiver will also include
GPRS support and integrated GPS antenna.