ROOT CONSORTIUM AS A WHOLE
Four companies, one research institute, and one university, geographically distributed across 3 European countries, make up the ROOT Consortium. ROOT partners cover the value chain indicated for critical infrastructures by the GSA market report 2019. Globally, the participants complement each other in terms of background, knowledge and competences, and constitute a consortium capable of fulfilling the project objectives and progress quickly.
RESEARCH CENTRE | Coordinator
Space and Navigation Technologies and Cyber Security Research areas are involved to support applied research in GNSS, cyber security and networking
ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY | Partner and WP Leader
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET) and Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) support research in GNSS, telecommunications and cyber security
SYNCHRONIZATION AND TIMING COMPANY | Partner and WP Leader
Manufacturer of devices for accurate timing delivery in networks
www.orolia.com – www.sevensols.com
TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY | Partner and WP Leader
Fixed and mobile telecommunications and 5G networks
GNSS COMPANY | Partner
Manufacturer of high-accuracy GNSS receivers and components
CONSULTANCY FIRM | Partner and WP Leader
Business and market knowledge
THE ROLES PLAYED IN ROOT
LINKS Foundation coordinates the project by leading the project management. In addition, LINKS guides the communication and dissemination, as well as the activities dedicated to deriving conclusions and lessons learnt. LINKS also contributes to the preparation of the experimental tests and to the analysis of the experimental results. LINKS provides inputs to the business plan and the market entry strategy.
Politecnico di Torino will contribute to several tasks of this project. It will support the review of the State-of-the-art and contribute to the requirements definition of the reference network architecture. It will be in charge of the identification of vulnerabilities and of the design and execution of radio-frequency and cybersecurity attacks. As an independent research entity, Politecnico di Torino will lead the critical analysis of the results. It will also lead the scientific dissemination in cooperation with LINKS Foundation.
Septentrio brings 20+ years of expertise in GNSS receiver manufacturing, including a worldwide recognized experience in very accurate clock synchronization based on GNSS signals. In ROOT, Septentrio will develop an industrial grade Galileo OSNMA-capable receiver, the Mosaic-T, which is also resilient to interference and jamming. Septentrio will also support the different test activities throughout the project.
Orolia (former Seven Solutions) will carry out the integration of Septentrio’s Mosaic-T and Orolia’s WR-z16 acccurate timing unit. In collaboration with LINKS foundation and Politecnico di Torino will manage the test campaigns to analyse the different scenarios derived from the reference architecture. Dynamic cross-validation between timing from different GNSS receivers, automatic switching and assessment between neighboured RANs calibration will be produced. The effectiveness of the techniques used on the test campaign and critical recommendations will be produced in order to ensure the integrity of GNSS signals.
Telefonica will participate in ROOT project contributing from the perspective of network and service provider with the need of developing and deploying robust and secure synchronization solutions for new 5G and beyond 5G services. Telefonica’s Technology and Automation LAB in Madrid, will host the ROOT test campaigns.
VVA – Valdani Vicari & Associati will bring in its great expertise of the GNSS timing & synchronisation market, both at application and industry level. In close cooperation with partners, VVA will lead the market assessment as well as the development of the business model and plan to launch a successful market entry strategy for the ROOT solution.