NAIS – NEXTANT Applications & Innovative Solutions was established at the end of 2006, as Italian private owned; It’s an ICT System House based in Rome, classified as SME according to the European Commission classification (2003/361/EC).
Company mission is to develop and propose to the proper market sectors, innovative applications and services based on ICT technologies trough Satellite Navigation, EO & Communication assets.
NAIS core competencies on Space & Defence market’s domain plays a strategic role in the development of innovative application by enabling technologies. Passing through R&D Projects, product industrialization and commercialization, NAIS completing in this way the whole Technology Transfer Process.
It’s Innovative applications and services are already available in the field of Smart-mobility (solution for both citizens and tourists transportation support and information), Emergency (mission management and resource planning), Cultural Heritage (safeguard, fruition and prevention), Maritime (search & rescue, mission management and access to harbour and docks), Defence (air defence systems radar), and Aeronautics (Air Traffic Management system 2D & 3D and flight information systems of General Aviation aircraft).
All research and innovation activities are performed with internal capital investment and through the participation in programs for the development of innovation, co-financed by national and international Institutions such as: Italian Space Agency – ASI, European Structural Fund (FSE & FERS) by National Operational Plan – PON/POR, operating by MIUR & MISE, European Space Agency – ESA, European Commission research programs (e.g. FP7 and Horizon 2020), Single European Sky ATM Research program – SESAR.
Based on the following Information Communication and Telecommunication (ICT) knowledge:
- Satellite technologies (Navigation (EGNOS/GALILEO), Communication, and Earth Observation);
- Innovative HMI techniques based on Virtual and Augmented Reality techniques (e.g. applied to the development of non-conventional radar displays for the future Air Traffic Control);
- Engineering and architectural aspects (e.g. Enterprise Architecture, Model Driven Engineering, SOA, RAMs analysis, …) applied to the development of complex safety critical systems (e.g. next generation ATM systems and multi-disciplinar data processing chains).
NAIS was involved and in someone still running, in National & European R&D project and programs, such as in the ATM sector: SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research), eATMS (new ATM Italian program) S2BAS (Small airport & small aircraft flight information services) and RAID (RPAS & ATM Integration Demonstration). In ESA-ARTES20 IAP program; IRIS ANTARES on the SATCOMM domain and in ASI co-financed project such as: WHERE in the Earth Observation/GMES technologies on Cultural Heritage domain and AIRONE on Aeronautic Meteo services. Some others on Transport, Maritime and Cultural Heritage areas of European Frame Programmes, such as: CUSPIS (FP6), TWIST (FP6), SPESSS(FP6), AD4 (FP6), HARMLESS (FP6), GIROADS (FP6), Safeport (FP7), Meduse (FP7), Enhanced Wisetrip (FP7), ITACA (FP7).
NAIS skills are covering several technology matters such as the following: GNSS, Location-based systems, Multi-link communication concept and technologies, Wireless communication, Satellite and terrestrial data communication, Satellite Earth Observation systems, ATM concepts and systems, ADS-B surveillance, Flight Information Services, HMI techniques based on Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies, Visual Modelling and Simulation, Verification and Validation task. WebGIS systems, EO mapping analysis.