Total budget : 19 628 427 €
EU contribution : 11 088 000 €
The project receives research funding from the European Commission's 6th
Framework Programme (DG Research).
Number of partners :
Coordination : Thales Avionics
105, av. du général Eisenhower
TOULOUSE CEDEX France
Starting date : 01 April 2005
Duration : 51 months
Major milestones :
April 2006 : System requirements
April 2007 : System and equipment
specification and test plan
April 2008 : Mock-ups ready for aircraft
June 2009 : Final results
In the first 20 years of the 21st Century, air traffic is expected to
approximately double in volume.
Future satellite based navigation and
communication systems will play an important part in making this
expansion possible by improving the usage of available airspace in all
weather conditions. A beneficial consequence of this better management
of airspace capacity will be reductions in air pollution, noise, and
fuel consumption and an increased safety.
The core of ANASTASIA research is to provide on-board Communication,
Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) solutions to cope with the foreseen
doubling of air traffic by 2020.
ANASTASIA will carry out research of future technology and system
architectures for navigation, resulting in the development of a new
generation of airbone GNSS receivers for all phases of flight. Such
systems will offer accurate and safe global navigation while reducing
avionics cost through the optimisation of the number and complexity of
on board equipment.
On the communication side, work will concentrate on the design and
implementation of a prototype Satcom system that will meet the evolving
European Air Traffic Management (ATM) requirements. Research will also
be made into higher bandwidth services, systems and airbone equipment to
efficiently meet long term future aircraft communication requirements,
including both ATM and passenger needs.
The future needs of Surveillance will be consolidated with the
requirements and key technology tests from communications and
As the requirements of civil air transport management are world level
problems, the ANASTASIA team has been formed under the leadership of
world level players in the fields of civil aviation research, aircraft
manufacture, air navigation and communication systems manufacture and
satellite communications service provision.
The ANASTASIA project gathers large companies, SMEs, research centres
and universities from many European countries.
The team includes:
class leaders in the major work-package areas
class players in key study areas of aviation and satellite technology
technical experts from across the EU to provide a broad and robust view
The main goal of ANASTASIA is to pave the way for the introduction of
new satellite-based technologies into aircraft operations in both
navigation and communications.
The main outcome of ANASTASIA will be
recommendations for future civil aircraft operation and a set of
evaluated technologies and avionics architectures achievable from 2010
that will enable more autonomous, satellite-based aircraft operation.