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PROJECT ON A MULTI-HAZARD OPEN PLATFORM FOR SATELLITE BASED DOWNSTREAM SERVICES

Objective

PHAROS focuses on developing a sustainable, pre-operational open service platform which integrates space-based observation, communications and navigation technologies to provide innovative services for a wide variety of users and application domains. Multi-hazard applications such as the prediction/early detection of emergencies, population alerting, environmental monitoring, crisis management and risk assessment are managed through a single, user friendly interface, targeting several users (crisis managers, operators of critical infrastructures, insurance companies, scientific/academic).
Through a flexible, scalable and modular architecture, the platform will integrate the following services, which are broadly based on innovative technologies available within the consortium:
- Satellite EO data access and in-situ sensors and processing;
- Decision support services based on data fusion and situation assessment techniques;
- A simulation platform for hazard modelling and risk assessment;
- An alert message gateway to alert the population through a variety of communications means.
A novel energy-efficient satellite uplink optimised for long messages will be added to in-situ sensors improving their availability and deployment flexibility. Location information from remote responders will be integrated into the common operational picture and GNSS services will be applied to disseminate alert messages to the population. A free-space optical downlink will be used to download data from a real EO satellite, achieving throughput in the order of Gbps.
The project will culminate with a pre-operational demonstration in a realistic forest fire exercise, organised and controlled by fire brigades, during which the entire platform will be challenged and all services will be validated by end users. The results of the demonstration will be fed back into the business case and sustainability roadmap to ensure the sustainability and commercial viability of the project in the long term.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 063 351
Administrative Contact
Javier Mulero Chaves (Mr)

Participants (7)

TECNOSYLVA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 970
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Leon Parcela - Edificio Tecnosylva 20
24009 Leon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JOAQUIN Ramirez (Dr)
AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 276 947
Address
Cobham House 20 Black Friars Lane
EC4V 6EB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Willcocks (Mr)
SPACE HELLAS ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES TILEPIKOINONIONPLIROFORIKIS ASFALEIAS - IDIOTIKI EPICHEIRISI PAROCHIS YPERISION ASFA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 422 100
Address
Messogion Ave 312
153 41 Aghia Paraskevi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Socrates Costicoglou (Mr)
IQ wireless GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 760
Address
Carl-scheele-strasse, 14
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Jaeckel (Dr)
FUNDACIO D'ECOLOGIA DEL FOC I GESTIO D'INCENDIS PAU COSTA ALCUBIERRE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 160
Address
Av. Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, 42 Esc A, Planta Bx, P
08552 Taradell
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oriol Vilalta (Mrs)
STICHTING PLATFORM MOBILE MESSAGING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 212
Address
Planetenweg 5
2132 HN Hoofddorp
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Wim Van Setten (Mr)
EUTELSAT S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 110 940
Address
Rue Balard 70
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniele Finocchiaro (Dr)