NEXTANT Applications & Innovative Solutions – NAIS was established at the end of 2005, 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’s mission aims to design and propose to the proper market sectors, innovative applications and services based on ICT technologies and 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.
Over time several innovative applications and services have been developed and now 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). Based on
the following 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).
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 Aeronatic Meteo services.
Some others on Transport, Maritime and Cultural Heritage areas of European Frame Programme, such as: CUSPIS (FP6), TWIST (FP6), SPESSS (FP6), AD4 (FP6), HARMLESS (FP6), GIROADS (FP6), Safeport (FP7), Meduse (FP7),
Enhanced Wisetrip (FP7), ITACA (FP7).