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M3 Systems Belgium is the Winner of the first prize in the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2014. The GNSS-R project, has been selected too, for a H2020 European Commission call for project.
The GNSS-R project is to measure soil moisture using the Galileo signals. A signal receiver will be shipped on a mobile platform – a drone. It will compare the received signals with live satellite signals reflected by the Earth surface. One of the technical innovations is the use of a Galileo receiver on a flying and mobile platform. Cleverly, the project is based on the fact that Galileo signals will be received continuously everywhere on Earth, and are therefore available. There are many applications in agriculture, to monitor irrigation, floods, …