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Advanced Low Flying Aircrafts Detection and Tracking

Objetivo

The last decades witnessed the ever growing effectiveness of Europe-subsidized border protection projects like SIVE and SIVICC. As maritime smuggling from Morocco towards the European borders of Portugal and Spain was combatted more effectively, the criminal modus operandi changed drastically, approaching air routes with cheap and small planes. New drone technology opens opportunity to both manned and unmanned airborne drug transports. Launched from any location and moving at low altitude and speed to mask their presence with the present clutter environment, drones can autonomously reach any landing site under nearly all circumstances.
The ALFA system bridges this detection capability gap by drastically improving the situational awareness through the detection of LSS (Low, Small and Slow) manned and unmanned aircraft. ALFA is future-ready as technologies for drone detection will be a part of the system, which will use heterogeneous, easy-to-deploy mobile sensors based on several novel technologies. All sensor data, augmented by other existing sources of information, will be combined using evolved data fusion, providing accurate positional data for targets including eventual indication of the air vehicle type and reliable prediction of its landing site. This information will be communicated to the regional law enforcement units using a secure communication link and mobile device application, drastically improving the reaction time.
Final ALFA capabilities will be demonstrated in a realistic operational context using relevant targets and in close cooperation with two principal end users taking part in the consortium. With their active participation, the ALFA system will make a significant contribution to the development of EUROSUR (in particular, cooperating with SIVE and SIVICC) and be suitable for a range of other missions and scenarios such as homeland and event protection and the protection of critical infrastructure.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-BES-2015
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Coordinador

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Dirección
Burgplatz 3A
9500 Villach
Austria

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 376 000

Participantes (8)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 799 706,25
Dirección
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Research Organisations
INOV INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES INOVACAO
Portugal
Aportación de la UE
€ 568 750
Dirección
Rua De Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa

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Research Organisations
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 736 750
Dirección
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 628 750
Dirección
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA
Portugal
Aportación de la UE
€ 242 500
Dirección
Rua Capelo 11
1249-110 Lisboa

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ATOS SPAIN SA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 607 750
Dirección
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 494 875
Dirección
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 158 750
Dirección
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)