Novel hybrid positioning system
LOGIMATIC attempts to implement a tight integration of GNSS and multiple sensors to provide reliable real time location estimation to enable autonomous driving of straddle carriers in realistic scenarios. The primary positioning solution builds upon previous experience of the consortium on the application of precise and differential GNSS solution to real-life applications by equipping the Straddle Carfrier with an EGNOS capable multi-constellations receiver, including GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO signals. This will allow a stand-alone satellite-based navigation unit to benefit from the performance of the existing state-of-the-art technology, already commercially available. The fusion of multiple sensors aims at increasing the Required Navigation Performance (RPN) indicators and provide the system with a continuously available and reliable solution while increasing the availability of the EGNOS-augmented GNSS solution.
Novel GNSS cyber-security module
LOGIMATIC will develop a software prototype able to evaluate the integrity of GNSS signals by exploiting ad-hoc algorithms and spoofing detection methods (e.g. received signal strength (RSS) monitoring) and predictable characteristics of the navigation signal. The space-time cross-correlation will be exploited for assessing signal coherency (e.g. anti-spoofing mechanism by exploiting past track information), trust and reliability of signal parameters (e.g. GNSS RX power level to jamming detection). The final software prototype will be able to collect the measurements of received GPS/GALILEO signals from receivers in real time and returns the signal integrity to users in terms of integrity levels in order to provide a real-time assessment of GNSS integrity.
The system will be designed and developed according with the GALILEO Early Open Services, using the open service the system gives to the users the capabilities of the Commercial Service and Regulated service in terms of robustness. Security threads will be analyzed in communication, robustness and availability of information so that to ensure a realistic perspective of the use of the solution in operational conditions and in daily tasks/activities in ports and in logistics operations.
Novel GIS-based yard transport logistics planning and monitoring system
The approach within LOGIMATIC will allow for improved planning of straddle carrier movements within the yard and an overall monitoring of yard logistics (real-time scheduling and execution level). The aim is to develop a GIS-based solution (integrating the FMS and TLS approach mentioned above) that can have well-defined interfaces to existing TOS in order to get all needed information (container movement orders and – where available – assignments to CHE based on CHE’s position) and which would in turn handle all needed routing of the CHE (on a global terminal level) to ensure collision avoidance and optimized path identification based on pre-configured information (hard limitations set on GIS level, configurable CHE characteristics and allowed movements etc.) while at the same time monitor the execution of the assignment, always in communication with on-board sensors.
The solution will be further enhanced with a back-end standalone simulation model, which may use the GNSS coordinates in a more strategic level allowing for pre-planning of container movements and allocation of straddle carriers to yard areas.