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Deployable SAR Integrated Chain with Unmanned Systems

Objective

Unmanned systems through military programs and numerous R&D projects are now becoming operationally mature. Their use in Search and Rescue operations can now be envisaged to enhance first responder capabilities and intervene in hazardous areas. For cost and procedural reasons however, the market is still very fragmented and business models are unclear.
The DARIUS project will leverage previous R&D efforts on technologies and possible added-value of these systems for situation awareness to envisage their adaptation and integration in complex multi-national/agency SAR operations. The main objective of DARIUS is to reach effective levels of interoperability so these systems can be shared between several organisations. This objective will be achieved in designing a Generic Ground Station with associated proposed standards, a full integration in the command and control cycle and a consistent communication network. In addition, DARIUS will adapt the existing unmanned systems and their payloads (air, ground and maritime) to the specificities of the Search and Rescue missions. DARIUS solutions will be evaluated in real conditions through 3 scenarios (Urban, forest fires and maritime SAR) designed by the end-users.
The project will be implemented under the control of a wide panel of fully committed end-users. It will be performed following an optimised structure and with flexible and proven procedures.
The DARIUS consortium encompasses several end-users, major players in the domain of C4I and large system integration, unmanned system solution providers, SMEs that will bring innovative solutions and support the integration and RTOs that will further develop novel technologies.
The expected impact from DARIUS is the better integration of the systems in real operations and in enhancing the safety of citizens. The economic studies will enable the production of a relevant business model and will better enable RTO and industry to exploit the results of the projects.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
Address
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 842 858
Administrative Contact
Helen Eldridge (Ms.)

Participants (13)

AIRBUS DS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 790 637
Address
Boulevard Jean Moulin - Zac De La Clef Saint Pierre 1
78990 Elancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Chrobocinski (Mr.)
DFRC AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 632 200
Address
Grafenaustrasse 7
CH-6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erel Rosenberg (Mr.)
SKYTEK LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 561 400
Address
32 Lower Leeson Street
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Bourke (Dr.)
TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 386 350
Address
Westferry Circus 1 2Nd Floor Canary Wharf
E14 4HD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Effie Makri (Ms.)
FUTURE INTELLIGENCE EREVNA TILEPIKINONIAKON KE PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 374 440
Address
Patriarxou Grigoriou Neapolews
15341 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stergiopoulos Charalampos (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 836 459
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Forget (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 700 000
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Håvard Skjetne (Mr.)
ECA SA
France
EU contribution
€ 626 600
Address
Rue Des Freres Lumiere, Zone Industrielle De Toulon Est 262
83078 Toulon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Peras (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 802 642
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 410 800
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgios Leventakis (Mr.)
ECOMED bvba
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 174 240
Address
Huart-hamoirlaan 68
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Seynaeve (Dr.)
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 187 696
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Tuohy (Mr.)
ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 149 508
Address
Centre Francis Arrighi, Domaine De Valabre
13120 Gardanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sonia Cali-Vasconcelos (Mrs.)