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Navigation-grade ITAR-free Certifiable Equipment for the Navigation of Air Vehicle, based onFOG technology

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Project "NICENAV" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙130˙797 €
 EC max contribution 1˙491˙558 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2017-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CIVITANAVI SYSTEMS SRL IT (PEDASO FM) coordinator 1˙491˙558.00


 Project objective

We are Civitanavi Systems, a high-tech European SME operating in the international marketplace, retaining cutting edge expertise in the emerging Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology, applied to Inertial Reference Systems (standard avionic equipments) for civil avionic applications.

NICENAV is our pivotal entrepreneurial project over the next decade, forecasted to position Civitanavi Systems among top 10 Navigation solution providers worldwide and top 3 in Europe.

NICENAV project targets at introducing into the market the first worldwide Inertial Reference System based on FOG technology (NICENAV CFN-50GC) in place of existing obsolescent RLG-based solutions, free from the overwhelming compliance with ITAR imposed by the US government for both military and civil products. It also guarantees the best peak performances on the market with an extraordinary compact size.

A high performance IRS, not subject to ITAR compliance and based on FOG technology will certainly be a disruptive product in the segment of high-end navigation systems for business jets and single-aisle commercial airplanes, where Honeywell (US manufacturer) is dominating the market with a RLG-based and ITAR-compliant solution called LASEREF VI micro IRS.

We have the key technology to replace obsolete American solutions: we have already started doing it, as proved by the new partnerships established with Piaggio Aerospace and Pilatus Aircrafts.

The goal is to accelerate our entry-time in the market (16 months) to respond to the growing interest from clients (Pilatus Aircraft, Piaggio Aerospace).

The achievement of TRL 9 is the natural target of NICENAV and SME Instrument is the best route to reduce the time-to-market while maintaining the technological and market advantage over competitors.

Estimated impact: Civitanavi would reach a turnover (for only the NICENAV product line) of €19M after 5 years from the launch of the product.


List of deliverables.
System Technical Description Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:52:44
Plan for Software Aspects of Certification Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:52:43
HW Accomplishment Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 11:52:49
Test Equipment Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 11:52:50
Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:52:49
SW Accomplishment Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 11:52:49

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of NICENAV deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 D. Grifi, R. Senatore, E. Quatraro, M. Verola, A. Pizzarulli
FOG based INS for satellite launcher application
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978-1-5386-3962-7/17 2019-06-11
2017 Roberto Senatore, Andrea Pizzarulli, Danilo Durante, Massimo Verola, Mike Perlmutter
High Performance Embedded GNSS INS (EGI) based on FOGSensors Technology for Safety Critical Airborne Applications
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:

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