German Aerospace Center
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency.
DLR has approximately 8000 employees at 20 locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Dresden, Goettingen, Hamburg, Jena, Juelich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Oldenburg, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
DLR’s mission comprises the exploration of Earth and the Solar System and research for protecting the environment. This includes the development of environment-friendly technologies for energy supply and future mobility, as well as for communications and security. DLR’s research portfolio ranges from fundamental research to the development of products for tomorrow. In this way, DLR contributes the scientific and technical expertise that it has acquired to the enhancement of Germany as a location for industry and technology. DLR operates major research facilities for its own projects and as a service for clients and partners. It also fosters the development of the next generation of researchers, provides expert advisory services to government and is a driving force in the regions where its facilities are located.
Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany
Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany) is an agency within the remit of the Federal Ministry of Trans- port and digital Infrastructure, its headquarters are based in Hamburg and Rostock. With its 840 employees, the agency is an important provider of maritime services as well as scientific and technical research in Germany. The wide range of tasks cover:
- Environmental protection in maritime transport / Prosecution of environmental crimes
- Safety of shipping and maritime security (International regulations and specifications as well as quality evaluation of onboard communication and navigation systems)
- Hydrographic surveys, wreck search, Production and publication of official nautical charts and nautical publications
- Services to maritime transport (Flag Certificates, International Ship Register)
- Warning services (water level and tide predictions, storm surge warning service, ice service)
- Monitoring of the sea (indicators of climate and environmental changes, contributions to national, supranational and international reports on the state of the sea)
- Maritime geodata centre
- Maritime Spatial Planning for the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
- Planning approval for offshore wind farms and pipelines
NavXperince is a young company founded in 2009. In the first step we use the patent for a high precise GNSS antenna. NavXperince is the only company in the EU for precise antenna technology. NavXperience has a history of providing rugged, high-performance GNSS antennas for defence and challenging commercial applications. The 3G+C antennas are all built as multi-band, multi-system, meaning they can track Galileo signals (E1, E5a, E5b, E5a+b (AltBOC), E6), GPS (L1, L2, L2c, L5), GLONASS (G1, G2, G3,G5), COMPASS (Beidou) (B1, B2, B3), and L-Band (SBAS) Correction Signals (WAAS, EGNOS, GAGAN, MSAS, SDCM). Our product line was specifically designed to meet the toughest environmental and technical specifications for defence, surveying, machine control, maritime and reference station use. For example, navXperience has been a subcontractor to Technology Advancement Group (TAG) in Virginia, USA, since April 2011, now supporting a prime contract with the US Army, Army Geospatial Center (AGC) building a production PPS GPS Survey System (PGSS). This project integrates a high-precision, military GPS receiver plus a dual-frequency survey-grade GNSS receiver into a modified hand-held, rugged tablet PC for AGC’s survey applications. Tests have proven that the superior phase center stability and minimal phase center variation of our 3G+C antenna significantly contribute to achieving centimeter-level, real-time accuracy using RTK. The 3G+C antenna delivered to the US Army has successfully passed all pertinent MIL-STD-810F/G tests as part of the full survey system described above. These tests also included stringent EMI/EMC testing MIL-STD-810g. This antenna will have to operate after exposure to high altitude electromagnetic pulses, and the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) warfare environments as defined by the US Army.
In 2014 we start to develop our own GNSS receivers, OSR (open source receiver). We use this new technology in the R-Mode project.
Gutec AB works within the fields of electromagnetic design, electronics and system integration. We are a small company incorporated 1998 in Åtvidaberg, Sweden. In 2001 the company moved to Lomma.
We develop GNSS receiver hardware, antennas, signal conditioning electronics, instrument power supply and battery management. Our work spans use of FPGAs, SoCs and controllers alongside low signal level RF and base band circuitry.
We have in-house simulation experience with FDEM, 2.5D simulators, NEC and COMSOL simulators. We currently use SPICE and MMICAD for planar design while COMSOL is used for 3D simulations.
Our enabling competencies are EMC/EMI, electromagnetic simulations and ionizing radiation effects in electronics paired to electronics construction and integration.
Kongsberg Seatex AS
Global source for marine and offshore electronics
Founded in 1984, Kongsberg Seatex AS is a marine electronics manufacturer with products for precision positioning, motion sensing and communication. Our commitment is to provide quality products and solutions for safe navigation and operations in at sea. As 100% owned by Kongsberg Maritime we develop world-class products and solutions to provide the full picture deliveries from Kongsberg Maritime.
Maritime Office in Gdynia (only in R-Mode Baltic)
Maritime Office in Gdynia (MOG) is representing Polish Maritime Administration. It governs and supervises national maritime networks of DGPS-PL, AIS-PL, Safe Sea Net, VTS Gdansk Bay and Center of Maritime Safety in Gdynia. MOG was a stakeholder of many EU Projects like: EfficenSea1, EfficienSea2, Suny, Baltic Master , MARSUNO, BRISK, I-Allow.
The main task of MOG is mainly focus on general maritime safety. Detailed tasks are: Spatial planning, control of maritime traffic, to maintain Aids to Navigation systems ( DGPS, AIS, Lighthouses, Buoys), Environment supervision, Port State Control and other duties like:
- maritime safety , VTS operation,
- the designation of sea routes, anchorages and testing conditions of navigation,
- protection of ports and shipping non-military tasks, particularly the prevention of acts
- of terror and the consequences of an such events,
- safety-related research, coordination of exploration of mineral resources of the seabed,
- protection of the marine environment,
- maintenance of marine aids to navigation,
- organization of marine pilotage,
- monitoring and reporting on marine traffic,
- recording of cargo and passengers,
- there are few ships, several crafts and two airplanes at MOG disposal.
NavSim Poland Ltd.
NavSim Polska Sp. z o.o. (NavSim) was founded in 2008 and since then it has carried out many projects in the marine industry. Most of those projects have been focused on providing innovative ITC services, solutions and technologies for the maritime world such as Portable Pilot Units (PPU), GNSS-RTK infrastructure with Integrity Monitoring, precise navigation and docking system for constrained areas (e.g. for LNG terminals). Due its flexibility, innovative approach and proven track records in delivering off-the-shelf solutions for the marine world NavSim is often portrayed as the blacksmiths of the marine industry.
National Institute of Telecommunications
Wireless Systems and Networks Department
conducts scientific, research and development works on the aspects of radiocommunication and satellite systems, wireless sensor networks, modern transmission techniques, security of wireless transmission and propagation in terrestrial and maritime radiocommunications. Additionally, among the Z-8 Department’s competences are: radio networks designing and simulations, utilization of wireless transmission techniques to ensure safety on land and at sea, measurements of transmission and quality parameters in radio networks and the preparation of analyses and technical documentation.
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
The RISE institutes Innventia, SP, and Swedish ICT have merged in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programs with academia, industry, and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,200 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes, and our roughly 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities are instrumental in developing the future-proofing of products, technologies, and services. RISE is also hosting the Swedish National Metrology Institute. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is fully owned by the Swedish state.
Saab AB (publ) TransponderTech (only in R-Mode Baltic)
Safety and efficiency are two keywords for Saab’s maritime traffic management business, providing solutions for ships, ports and coastguards throughout the world. Our products help run efficient ports, manage safety and traffic on waterways, protect the environment, support law enforcement and coast guards, perform underwater surveys and ensure safe navigation. With a long standing record in developing navigation systems with a variety of technologies, research and development is an important pillar in Saab’s drive for constant innovation.
The Swedish Maritime Administration
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is the public administration responsible for maritime infrastructure and services connected to maritime transport. SMA ensures the accessibility and navigability, as well as safety at sea.
Our services include
- Development and maintenance of the fairway system
- Hydrographic surveys and production of nautical chart products
- Search and Rescue
- Maritime Traffic Information and VTS
As the Swedish government’s and the parliament’s experts in matters related to maritime transport, SMA considers legislative proposals, conduct investigations and gather business intelligence, as well as participate in international projects within research and innovation such as the R-Mode Baltic.
Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (Germany)
Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (Germany) – Part of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure – is responsible for the administration of federal waterways and for the regulation of shipping. The federal waterways, which cover 23,000 km² of sea routes and 7,350 kilometres of inland waterways, are managed by the Waterways and Shipping Administration of the Federation (WSV).
The WSV provides policing, a building control authority to ensure that the waterways are in a necessary condition for shipping and meet the state-owned shipping facilities and waterways all the requirements of security and order; It is responsible for development and construction of federal waterways, including the regulatory processes (zoning / planning approval); It maintains and operates around lock chambers, weirs, boat lifts, canal bridges and dams; It maintains and operates on and in the sea routes to waters designation approximately 1,600 fixed aids to navigation (such as lighthouses and beacons), and about 4,000 floating aids to navigation (called tons).There are also about 10,000 other aids to navigation and the corresponding navigation in the inland area. The WSV maintains and operates the seaways, the traffic control centres and on inland waterways and monitors the area agencies that support navigation through information and advice.
The WSV also maintains and operates the world’s most modern and efficient fleet of spillage incident vessels (oil and chemical control, emergency towing and marine fire-fighting) that operate internationally in major disasters primarily in the German jurisdiction, but also on the basis of bilateral agreements.