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Maritime Adaptive GNSS Safety Concept (MAGS)

FPP project manager: Asst. Prof. Dr. Franc DIMC

Project duration: from 01.06.2018 to 31.12.2019


Ralf Ziebold (DLR), Christoph Lass (DLR), Pawel Zalewski (MUS), Lucjan Gucma (MUS), Michael Bergmann (SIRM-UK), Franc Dimc (UL), Blaž Luin (UL) , Marko Perkovič (UL), Claudio Aleandri (SIRM), Terry Birch (SIRM-UK), Evelin Engler (DLR), Michael Felux (D

Project financing: 300kEUR, European Space Agency


Critical traffic operations, such as aircraft landing and ship port entry, require safety concepts. Under the given weather conditions for safe navigation, the ship uses its specific instruments to determine: its own position, orientation, speed, deviations from planned routes, and determines its own so-called determined GNSS safety level with the results of the use of GNSS.


With the task of MAGS (Maritime Adaptive GNSS Safety Concept), the project team aims to determine how much safe maneuvering space is required by a single vessel in relation to weather traffic environments, equipped with sensors and instruments for your HPL (Horizontal Protection Level) before it can safely enter the port area. The vessel will exchange navigational data via satellites with surrounding vessels (similar to now with AIS) and the coastal stations VTS they send or appropriate port service. The service will establish a safe area around each vessel (marine protected area) in accordance with the traffic entry parameters and decide whether or not to authorize the approach to the port along the established routes and planned maneuvers. UL (FPP) will deliver the planned documentation and reports on the results of simulations on the nautical simulator to the lead partner within the agreed time. The Slovenian stakeholders in the project MAGS are Luka Koper d.o.o., Maritime Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, Piloti Koper d.o.o.


Executive summary of the project