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The 24h hacking event. We will develop Android application utilising Galileo (GNSS).

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RAW Galileo Hack London 2020

We are pleased to invite you to our 24-hour hackathon on RAW measurements organised, as a part of FLAMINGO project, by the University of Nottingham and the European GNSS Agency. We aim to raise awareness of Galileo/GNSS (powering everything: from mobile networks to Google Maps in your phone) by creating the minimum viable product (Android mobile application) that utilises Galileo.

If you have a bright idea to use Galileo on Android-based mobile devices, want to test your skills and learn more about technology, check out our Navigation and Verified Location Challenges.

We are looking for enthusiastic people from all over Europe with different background and skills to develop working R&D solution on the Android phone. We look forward to 24 hours of not only technical development and brainstorming but also conversations, games and expanding your horizons (including networking).

So fasten sit-belts and dust-off your werewolf skills.

We are waiting for you!

Please check our website at https://raw.galileo.london/ where you can find all information and latest updates. We also have chat active - join us at https://discord.gg/VttW8fr.

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We are offering two types of tickets:

  • for hackathon participants (that is you)
  • for people who wants to see your final glory on Sunday (observers)

Wait, before you click on tickets... Do you want to know a bit more about our challenges ...

FLAMINGO Navigation Challenge

Positioning is at the core of smart navigation, fitness, sport, social networking, LBS and many others. We look for your ideas that utilise Galileo on Android-based mobile devices. We are not restricted by specific solution domains. The only restriction is that the application has to be developed on an Android device with a spatial/navigation element to it. We look for teams of three to five people.

Applications will be reviewed based on:

  • Presentation and the user experience
  • Addresses market needs
  • Use of Galileo

As a part of the challenge, you will be given access to FLAMINGO API. It is designed to improve the accuracy of GNSS positioning within Smartphones and IoT devices. FLAMINGO encapsulates the complexities of accessing GNSS data with the device, required GNSS data services, communication protocols and mediums, and advanced positioning algorithms. FLAMINGO provides a very simple programming interface that, by design, is aimed at App developers with no, or limited, knowledge of GNSS. FLAMINGO API requires access to GNSS signals and internet connectivity. More information about the project can be found on the project website.

Verified Location Challenge

Aims to create a verification layer for systems that require location data from mobile devices. The use cases include fraud prevention in banking, anti-cheat systems for mixed reality gaming, and other applications where location spoofing must be prevented. Since devices are ultimately under the control of end-users, it is not possible to prevent them from sending spoofed location data to a service.

Since 2016, Android enables the collection of raw GNSS measurements, as received from satellites. By sending these measurements along with the location data, they could be used to independently calculate the position of the device and verify that it matches the reported position. The raw GNSS measurements cannot be easily spoofed, and dramatically increase the cost and complexity of an attack.

The challenge aims to create both the client-side (Android application) and the back-end service of the location spoofing prevention solution.

We know you are not a GNSS expert so we will set up tools to help. We will provide you with the code for a terminal (mobile phone) and the backend server (verifying the position based on the raw measurements). We want to see how would you utilise this tool. We look for teams up to four people.

We will assess:

  • Technical implementation and innovation;
  • Resistance to problems, scalability and feasibility;
  • The utilisation of GNSS/Galileo;
  • Future application and user aspect.
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