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Deployable SAR Integrated Chain with Unmanned Systems

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.

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)

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AIRBUS DS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 790 637

DFRC AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 632 200

SKYTEK LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 561 400

TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 386 350

FUTURE INTELLIGENCE EREVNA TILEPIKINONIAKON KE PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 374 440

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 836 459

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 700 000

ECA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 626 600

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 802 642

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 410 800

ECOMED bvba

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 174 240

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 187 696

ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 149 508

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284851

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 645 581

  • EU contribution

    € 7 475 830

Coordinated by:

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED

United Kingdom