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C2 Advanced Multi-domain Environment and Live Observation Technologies

Project description

Advanced observation technologies for border surveillance

The diversity of borders within the Schengen area, along with the associated challenges, necessitates the development of innovative approaches to border surveillance. EU countries currently depend on either manned surveillance (optical, radar and infrared technologies) or unmanned surveillance (unmanned aerial vehicles and ground or underwater vehicles). However, combining these two methods can boost efficiency. The EU-funded CAMELOT project will develop and demonstrate various advanced command and control service modules for multiple platform domains. These modules will rely on a service-oriented architecture that specifies internal and external interfaces, enabling the development of a modular and scalable command and control station which is customisable to suit user needs.


The creation of the Schengen area has been one of the major achievements of the EU. However, this agreement requires countries to cooperate tightly in order to keep a high level of security at their internal borders, as well as to share the responsibility of managing external borders. Such a variety of borders (land, sea and air) and current challenges requires a consistent approach to border surveillance, based on a plethora of heterogeneous assets. These can be manned or unmanned, ranging from sensors (optical, radar, IR) to unmanned platforms (UAV, UGV, USV or UUV), and need to be combined to offer an integrated situational picture of the area under surveillance and of their location. In order to effectively control their operation and manage the large amounts of data collected by them, new approaches for command and control need to be considered, allowing efficient interaction between the operator and the different assets in the field. CAMELOT proposes to develop and demonstrate different advanced command and control service modules for multiple platform domains, based on a SOA architecture that specifies internal and external interfaces, allowing the development of a modular and scalable command and control station, customisable to the user needs. This architecture can be based on results of previous studies and work or open architectures that may prove more suitable and the interfaces can take advantage of the standardisation work that has been done already. After the definition, CAMELOT partners will prototype service modules according to their expertise, background individual technologies and practitioner needs. These will be integrated progressively in specific testing along the project. This prototype development approach will culminate in 2 final demonstrations involving end users and relevant stakeholders, to achieve a maturity of TRL6 (for most individual technologies supporting the functionalities for border surveillance) and an IRL of 7 for CAMELOT.

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Net EU contribution
€ 674 246,13
11526 Athina

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 963 208,75

Participants (26)