Using Galileo to protect boats from criminals
Argos, the new technology designed to protect yachts and boats from theft and hacking and the risk of un-anchoring, is ready to hit the market.
ARGOS leverages the Galileo services and newest differentiatiors as a means of securing yachts and boats against criminal activity and making their mooring safer. ARGOS provides the accurate position of a vessel, and it uses the Galileo Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) to assure the user that the navigation message received is in fact from Galileo and has not been modified.
The fusion of positioning information provided by Galileo with data from on-board ship sensors allows ARGOS to provide interesting services. These include the protection of a vessel against theft, tampering, un-anchoring, and the accurately tracking of a vessel’s location.
To take advantage of its range of security services, all a user needs to do is install the device onboard the vessel and be ready to receive notifications in case an alert is triggered.
This new technology is the result of a research and development project co-funded by EUSPA, the European Union Space Programme Agency, as part of the Fundamental Elements programme, and made up of a consortium (Modis, Permare, GEA Space, ChipCraft and Aria United).
The group is currently exploring the option of expanding the technology to other transport sectors, such as bikes, scooters, and shared mobility services.
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