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Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 306 992,64

  • EU contribution

    € 12 584 933,45

Coordinated by:

ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL

Belgium

Objective

Recent dramatic events such as the earthquakes in Haiti and L’Aquila or the flooding in Pakistan have shown that local civil authorities and emergency services have difficulties with adequately managing crises. The result is that these crises lead to major disruption of the whole local society. The goal of ICARUS is to decrease the total cost (both in human lives and in €) of a major crisis. In order to realise this goal, the ICARUS project proposes to equip first responders with a comprehensive and integrated set of unmanned search and rescue tools, to increase the situational awareness of human crisis managers and to assist search and rescue teams for dealing with the difficult and dangerous, but life-saving task of finding human survivors.
As every crisis is different, it is impossible to provide one solution which fits all needs. Therefore, the ICARUS project will concentrate on developing components or building blocks that can be directly used by the crisis managers when arriving on the field. The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground and sea vehicles, equipped with human detection sensors. The ICARUS unmanned vehicles are intended as the first explorers of the area, as well as in-situ supporters to act as safeguards to human personnel. The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking. To ensure optimal human-robot collaboration, these ICARUS tools are seamlessly integrated into the C4I equipment of the human crisis managers and a set of training and support tools is provided to the human crisis to learn to use the ICARUS system.
Furthermore, the project aims to provide an integrated proof-of-concept solution, to be evaluated by a board of expert end-users that can verify that operational needs are addressed.

Coordinator

ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL

Address

Avenue De La Renaissance 30
1000 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 625 421,63

Administrative Contact

Geert De Cubber (Dr.)

Participants (27)

NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION

Italy

FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM

Spain

SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 008 508,13

ESTUDIOS GIS S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 800

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 066 437,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 682,76

INSTYTUT MASZYN MATEMATYCZNYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 861 865

JMDTHEQUE SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 217 350

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 252 000

INTEGRASYS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 906 896

Skybotix AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 388 600

QUOBIS NETWORKS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 222 000

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 878 659,60

ALLEN-VANGUARD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 111,50

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 257 187

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 836 800

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 244 711,32

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 034 249,48

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 415 415,53

CALZONI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 980

METALLIANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 476 680

ESRI PORTUGAL - SISTEMAS E INFORMACAO GEOGRAFICA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 201 080

SPACETEC PARTNERS SRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 493 948

MINISTERIO DA DEFESA NACIONAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 224 310

Federale overheidsdienst Buitenlandse Zaken, Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 209 640

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 153 600

Centre de Tecnologia aerospacial

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 306 992,64

  • EU contribution

    € 12 584 933,45

Coordinated by:

ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL

Belgium

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