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Active & Passive Sensor NETwork

Objective

The increased importance of maritime transport and operations leads to more congested sea lanes. Denser sea routes increase the probability of accidents respectively collisions. The major factors that lead to the accidents on water are human error (communication, level of crew’s experience, fatigue etc.), marine traffic environment, ship and platform (structural) condition, and incompleteness/lack of properly implemented waterborne transportation safety supporting systems. Further increasing dangers like unexpected sea state conditions mean additional risks for the vessels/platforms with not only financial consequences but also loss of human lives and damage to the environment.

The proposed project will provide an additional pair of “eyes” to maritime operators called the Active & Passive Sensor NETwork (APS-NET). A prototype of a flexible, multi-purpose surveillance system will be developed and tested under real life conditions. The APS-NET system provides the operator with an accurate picture that can’t be matched with any single commercial observation system today.

APS-NET consists of various parts; the active sensor system, observing at close distances at 360 degrees with unprecedented high resolution, and the passive sensor system, detecting objects at greater distances by radio emissions and triangulation-like processes. Thereby it reduces numerous maritime risks such as accidental collisions with ships, rouge waves, icebergs, and so forth.

The APS-NET is a network of several active and passive parts. The dynamic network structure allows shared processing between different sensors and central core processing units. Also information from other sensors onboard ships, platforms and elsewhere is shared with the APS-NET observations to increase the situational awareness of maritime operators.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/smart sensors

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED
Address
Nikou Pattichi 26
3071 Limassol
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 570 569
Administrative Contact
Otto Nergaard (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TRIAD AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 551 303,72
Address
Professor Olav Hanssensvei
4021 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jone Saebboe (Dr.)
G.M.S. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 906
Address
85 Great Portland Street
W1W 7LT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katalin Radvanyi (Mrs.)
PREVAS DEVELOPMENT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 19 440
Address
Kabelgaten 4B Okern
0580 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Frederic Gauvin (Mr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Bos (Dr.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Tore Grimsrud (Mr.)
SIMON MOKSTER SHIPPING AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 50 025
Address
Skogstostraen 37
4029 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liaaen Nils (Mr.)
S.M.S, SMART MICROWAVE SENSORS GMBH
Germany
Address
In De Waashainen 1
38108 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralph Mende (Dr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 28 756,28
Address
Tordenskiolds Gate 6
0160 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Aas