SiNafaR - Safe Navigation for autonomous Robotic Systems

SiNafaR at a Glance

New types of GNSS-receivers enable reliable navigation solutions for heterogeneous and cooperating mobile robotic systems. At the moment, remote-controlled systems can only be used by well-trained experts and require large amounts of valuable resources. A robust and dependable autonomous operation is often not possible, because of the unknown obsurce navigation data quality of the system run time.

The project SiNafaR approached those problems to work out the groundwork necessary for the civil use of remote-controlled heterogeneous robotic systems. Assistance and autonomic concepts, which enable the interaction between land and air vehicles in civil areas, can be realized with the combination of reliable navigation and modern man-machine -interfaces, which are easy to handle.

SiNafaR is a common project of:

Project Results

  • Strategies to reduce necessary resources and control and coordination training efforts for multi-robotic systems
  • Realization of a MMI -interface to control the robotic platform
  • Identification of requirements and technologies for the future authorization and certification of small-sized cooperating robotic systems for civil use
  • Combination of existing technologies, to increase system robustness and safety and to enable future authorization.


Contribution of Fraunhofer IIS:

Possible Use

  • Monitoring of objects and plants (container port, work sites, e.g.)
  • Monitoring of parameters (e.g.) air pollution detection, gas concentration measurement
  • Mobile scouting system (e.g. search and rescue missions)