Based on these elements, the European Horizon 2020 project GRIMASSE (https://grimassegsaprojet.wordpress.com/), as follow up of GRICAS (http://www.gricas-gsa-project.eu/), believes that the Galileo SAR service as part of the C/S MEOSAR system can contribute to a significantly improved flight safety and proposes to develop:
- a complete operational concept and an associated demonstrator of a GA C/S distress beacon, designed to specifically cover the needs of GA Search & Rescue operation chain stakeholders (pilots, aircraft operators, RCC operators)
- the operational concept and a demonstrator of a highly automatized SAR communications management system based on the ICAO’s System Wide Information Management (SWIM, SESAR in Europe) services architecture for SAR operation actors. This new system shall contribute to improve the response times and increase the survival rate of GA users.
The below questionnaire, which should take you up to 10 to 15 minutes to complete, aims at collecting and understanding your needs. With your input, we will be in position to define an adapted solution for General Aviation and make sure of its dissemination to the SAR authorities as well as aeronautical authorities.