Skip to main content

WIDE MARITIME AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE

Objective

WIMA²S addresses the Airborne building block of maritime surveillance with the potential for reduced cost of operation, more autonomous and improved efficiency through the introduction of air vehicles with reduced or zero onboard crew. Innovative concepts are required to support the integration of these new vehicles in a future European maritime surveillance system of systems. With 20 million km2, the surveillance of the European maritime domain has to be improved, according to the European Council, EC and Agencies such as FRONTEX. The urgent need is to control illegal immigration, but WIMA²S will also contribute to other missions. “You cannot control what you do not patrol”. Even if cooperation is crucial, Air assets are a unique capability for wide area maritime surveillance because they provide situation awareness over extended areas (endurance, speed and long distance detection), re-direction to areas of interest (threat) and flexible reaction (inspection when needed). WiMA²S will develop concepts and technologies for better operational use at lower costs of: - Maritime Surveillance Manned Airborne Vehicle (MS MAV) including existing Mission Aircraft with zero or reduced onboard tactical crew - Maritime Surveillance Optionally Piloted Vehicles (MS OPV) because regulations will not allow UAVs to fly across European Airspace for years to come. Intermediate solutions are required - Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (MS UAV) because they will become a future key solution Supported by a User Group, WIMA²S consortium will provide tangible results: - Simulation based on operational scenarios - Innovative concepts and technologies held by simulation (algorithmic modelling, remote control, sensor data fusion) - In flight experiment (remote control, crew concept) - Cost benefit analysis - Dissemination of results (workshops) - Roadmap towards the introduction of reduced-crew platforms and UAVs including R&T priorities and future programs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/transport planning/air traffic management
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THALES DMS FRANCE SAS
Address
2 Avenue Gay Lussac
78990 Elancourt
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 677 808
Administrative Contact
Gilles Jurquet (Mr.)

Participants (13)

SELEX GALILEO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 272 150
Address
Via Albert Einstein 35
50013 Campi Bisenzio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Audenino (Mr.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 261 975
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Lallemand (Ms.)
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 720
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Deza Enriquez (Mr.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 312 075
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Lignell Jakobsson (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 992
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 945
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Guenther Schneider (Mr.)
INSTYTUT TECHNICZNY WOJSK LOTNICZYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 112 923
Address
Ksiecia Boleslawa 6
01 494 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monika Swiech (Ms.)
EUROSENSE BELFOTOP
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 104 225
Address
Oude Stationstraat 144
8700 Tielt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Dosselaere (Mr.)
SATCOM1 APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Korskildelund 6
2670 Greve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rino Ranheim (Mr.)
ZAVOD ZA VARNOSTNE TEHNOLOGIJE INFORMACIJSKE DRUZBE IN ELEKTRONSKO POSLOVANJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 159 380
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirjana Oblak (Mr.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 105 467
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Sagnes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Calleya (Prof.)
AEROVISION VEHICULOS AEREOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 509
Address
Mikeletegi Pasalekua 2
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan M. Sancho (Mr.)