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Search And Rescue Aid and Surveillance using High EGNSS Accuracy

Obiettivo

SARA: Search and Rescue Aid using High Accuracy EGNSS

The purpose of the SARA project is to engineer and to start to commercialise a dedicated solution, based on an already existing prototype, to be used for Search and Rescue (SAR) and Surveillance purposes (primary market).
The need for such a solution comes in particular from the institutional market (but it is not limited to) requesting a technological support to manage migration flux aspects, with particular attention to crisis in the Mediterranean Sea: Europe needs to balances efforts to assist people in need with efforts to secure its borders.
On the basis of the above scenario, the industrial composition of the SARA consortium has been contacted by Italian Coast Guard two years ago in order to provide a technological contribution supporting vessels to detect people lost in the sea, especially during the hours of darkness.

According to the above request, SARA solution is conceived to build up a semi-automatic system using Earth Observation data to preliminary detect suspect pontoons’ trajectories (Surveillance) and supporting SAR operations based upon a deployable RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) which is tightly coupled with a ship architecture through a cable (tethered flight): as soon as its function is needed, the aircraft flies from its home (a dedicated hangar on the top of the ship), and becomes a “virtual pylon” which elevates a VIS-TIR sensor (Visual Spectrum and Thermal Infrared); captured images are processed in real time by a local computer. Both RPAS and hangar are equipped with 2 high accuracy EGNSS receivers (i.e. Galileo ready) in order to provide the relative positioning between the hangar and the RPAS hovering on the target.

On this context, EGNSS represents an essential technology ensuring autonomous operations in a reliable manner guaranteeing provision of distance and bearing from ship to survivors and the protection of the extensible cable against mechanical stress.

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze sociali/economia e commercio/economia e gestione aziendale/commercio

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Coordinatore

SISTEMATICA SPA
Indirizzo
Viale Di Val Fiorita N. 88
00144 Roma
Italia
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 411 346,25

Partecipanti (6)

AKADEMIA MORSKA W SZCZECINIE AM
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 129 050
Indirizzo
Waly Chrobrego 1/2
70 500 Szczecin
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TOPVIEW SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 382 703,13
Indirizzo
Via Pertini 25
81020 San Nicola La Strada
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 101 162,50
Indirizzo
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 89 633,75
Indirizzo
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUSINESS INTEGRATION PARTNERS BELGIUM
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 160 650
Indirizzo
Avenue Des Arts 56
1000 Bruxelles
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURODEV BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 181 037,50
Indirizzo
Windmolen 22
7609NN Almelo
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)