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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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SBAS/EGNOS Enabled Devices in Maritime
1 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, Prague, Czech Republic
2 EGNOS Satellite Services Provider, Madrid, Spain
ABSTRACT: Nowadays, it is a fact that Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) have become the primary means of obtaining Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) information at sea. Most of the ships in the world are equipped with GNSS receivers. And currently these users take advantage of different augmentation systems such as DGNSS or SBAS/EGNOS, as they provide an adequate answer, especially in terms of accuracy and integrity. To take advantage of this improved accuracy, direct access to EGNOS in vessels can be achieved through EGNOS-enabled navigation receivers and EGNOS-enabled AIS transponders. Therefore, the natural question is: Are those GNSS receivers SBAS (EGNOS) enabled? In most cases they are; SBAS is being used. This paper provides an analysis of the number of onboard devices, mainly devoted to navigation purposes and AIS transponders, which are SBAS compatible.
EGNOS OS SDD: EGNOS Open Service (OS) Service Definition Document v2.2 files/library/official_docs/egnos_os_sdd_in_force.pdf
SOLAS Convention: International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
IMO Resolution A.915(22) “Revised maritime policy and requirements for a future Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)”. Adopted on 29 November 2001
IMO resolution A.1046(27) “Worldwide Radionavigation System”. Adopted on 30 November 2011
IALA Guideline 1082 “An Overview of AIS” Edition 2.0 (June 2016)
EU Directive 2002/59/EC: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system. (As per data available in March 2016)
“List of approved Inland AIS equipment in accordance with the Rhine Vessel Inspection Regulations” (February 2016) ais_apagrees.pdf
Citation note:
López M., Anton V.: SBAS/EGNOS Enabled Devices in Maritime. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 12, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.12.01.01, pp. 23-27, 2018

Other publications of authors:

R. González, E. Lacarra, M. López, K. Heikonen

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