Secure and High Integrity EGNSS enabled drone

The SHIELD sub-project focuses on the development of an advanced drone system component, SHIELD, powered by the European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS) to enhance security, reliability, and precision.

Responsible organisation

Challenges and how they will be addressed

By utilizing the superior attributes of the Galileo and European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) systems, we intend to tackle key security challenges in drone operations, providing encrypted, high-integrity services for various sectors like remote sensing, agriculture, emergency response, defense, and logistics.

Tech components and data

The SHIELD drone technology component integrates microelectronics and embedded software, focusing on Cyber-Security (Galileo Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA)), Radio-communications (European Global Navigation Satellite System – EGNSS, 4G/5G), and Sensors (EGNSS antennas).

Expected outcomes

SHIELD will ensure the integrity of GNSS information, offering an anti-spoofing solution.

About Obsidian

Full nameObsidian Innovation Institute – Associação
CountryPortugal (Development and Demonstration) and Spain (Testing, Validation and Demonstration)
Contact PersonsPedro Branco
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The Obsidian Innovation Institute – Associação (OBSIDIAN) is a non-profit Research Institute, focused in technological areas like Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Interaction and Multimedia, High Performance Computing and Space Applications. Its associates include companies within the ICT, Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Tourism, Marketing and Communications sectors.

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