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Smart UNattended airborne sensor Network for detection of vessels used for cross border crime and irregular entrY

Smart UNattended airborne sensor Network for detection of vessels used for cross border crime and irregular entrY

Objective

The SUNNY project aims to contribute to EUROSUR by defining a new tool for collecting real-time information in operational scenarios.
SUNNY represents a step beyond existing research projects due to the following main features:
•A two-tier intelligent heterogeneous UAV sensor network will be considered in order to provide both large field and focused surveillance capabilities, where the first-tier sensors, carried by medium altitude, long-endurance autonomous UAVs, are used to patrol large border areas to detect suspicious targets and provide global situation awareness. Fed with the information collected by the first-tier sensors, the second-tier sensors will be deployed
to provide more focused surveillance capability by tracking the targets and collecting further evidence for more accurate target recognition and threat evaluation. Novel algorithms will be developed to analyse the data collected by the sensors for robust and accurate target identification and event detection;
•Novel sensors and on-board processing generation, integrated on UAV system, will be focus on low weight, low cost, high resolution that can operate under variable conditions such as darkness, snow, and rain. In particular, SUNNY will develop sensors that generate both RGB image, Near Infrared (NIR) image and hyperspectral image and that use radar information to detect, discriminate and track objects of interest inside complex environment with focus on the sea borders. Alloying to couple sensor processing and preliminary detection results (on-board) with local UAV control, leading to innovative active sensing techniques, replacing low level sensor data communication by
a higher abstraction level of information communication.
•The exploitation and adaptation of emerging standard wireless technologies and architectures as IEEE
802.11a/g/n, IEEE 802.11p, DVB-T2, Mobile WiMAX, LTE, and Wi-Fi@700MHz will be considered due to their low cost and advantageous features.

Coordinator

BMT GROUP LTD

Address

Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
Tw11 8lz Teddington

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 646 141,88

Administrative Contact

Rory Doyle (Dr.)

Participants (18)

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METASENSING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 395 839,96

XENICS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 392 679,40

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 545 678,76

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 490 881,02

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

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 926 229

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 224 808

MINISTERIO DA DEFESA NACIONAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 628 134

SPECIM, SPECTRAL IMAGING OY LTD

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 671 400

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 189 048

TTI NORTE, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 564 887,50

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 266 940

MARLO AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 211 800

VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 386 572

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 271 962,50

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 413 656,80

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 70 784,65

ALTUS LSA COMMERCIAL AND MANUFACTURING SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 009 885,56

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 262 648,65

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313243

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 916 041,86

  • EU contribution

    € 9 569 977,68

Coordinated by:

BMT GROUP LTD

United Kingdom