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ASPIS - Autonomous Surveillance in Public transport Infrastructure Systems

Objective

The present proposal aims at the development of a prototype surveillance system based on autonomous, smart monitoring devices that capture data only upon the occurrence of an incident, potentially dangerous for the pas-sengers (like an explosion blast or the triggering of the fire detector). When triggered, these devices propagate the triggering to their neighbouring de-vices and send an alarm. Successively, they upload the captured data to the central station providing a wide (space and time-wise) coverage of the potentially hazardous incident. Finally, they provide a dedicated bi-directional communication channel between the emergency centre and the affected areas. If, for any reason, they don’t succeed to establish com-munication, they serve as “black boxes”, preserving the data until they are physically recuperated by the authorities. This innovative system is meant for the unattended surveillance of public transport and other public spaces. It serves primarily for the prompt and reli-able situation awareness during the early, most critical emergency phase, thus greatly facilitating the overall crisis response. ASPIS promises to overcome the drawbacks of classical, centralized surveil-lance by offering a prompt and wide coverage, space and time-wise, on events potentially hazardous to public safety in a cost-effective way without being excessively intrusive to the individual activities. In fact, it constitutes a very good compromise between the need for surveillance / monitoring and the respect of privacy and civil liberties of the citizens. The proposed system will be modular both in terms of triggering and com-munication capabilities, so as to be of very wide applicability and utilise / complement any existing suitable infrastructure. A system based on blast and fire detector triggered monitoring devices is proposed as a first implementa-tion, aiming at the protection of surface means of public transport from events involving explosions or fire.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Coordinator

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 627 090,50
Administrative Contact
Christian Fedorczak (Mr.)

Participants (7)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 731 228
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Marchetti (Ms.)
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 331 100
Address
Mesogeion Street 2-4
11527 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charalampos Vangelatos (Mr.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 151 100
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Afida Kerdouci (Ms.)
ANONIMI NAFTILIAKI ETERIA KRITIS (ANEK) S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 158 530
Address
Leoforos Karamanli
73100 Chania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Emmanouilidou (Mrs.)
INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTON KAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 226 800
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sotiria Stavropoulou (Ms.)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 153 850,50
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Samp (Mr.)
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 226 800
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Serpanos (Prof.)