Aims to provide innovative solutions, based in the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Galileo and EGNOS (EGNSS) to overcome various rotorcraft operational weaknesses identified in five different scenarios, related to emergency and other critical missions.
Expand the use of European GNSS in rotorcraft operations, particularly where life is at risk. Fostering research in innovative concepts, demonstrate the technical feasibility of advanced navigation procedures in constraining environments, as well as demonstrate the operational gains these have in historically inaccessible markets (e.g., VFR).
Search & Rescue
Demonstrate the benefits of using Galileo and EGNOS in heterogeneous search and rescue scenarios as it has never been done before: on the one hand, maritime search and rescue assisted by an EGNSS-enabled RPAS; on the other hand, evacuation of fireman-in-distress in a firefighting operation by equipping with EGNSS technology all ground units and the rescue helicopter.
innovative solutions to improve identified weaknesses in the scenarios, by defining and developing innovative services and applications based in EGNSS
a complete business plan focused on each developed solution in order to identify the commercial aspects.
and validate the main advantages of using EGNSS on each solution, by executing field trials activities and developing a final analysis report.
5-LIVES Advisory Group
The 5-LIVES Advisory Group (FLAG) has been created to join helicopter operators and national aviation authorities in an effort to harmonise the implementation of rotorcraft EGNSS operations at a European level.
Helicopter Firefighting Rescue Demo