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Technological and Methodological Solutions for Integrated Wide Area Situation Awareness and Survivor Localisation to Support Search and Rescue Teams

Technological and Methodological Solutions for Integrated Wide Area Situation Awareness and Survivor Localisation to Support Search and Rescue Teams

Objective

Crisis incidents result in difficult working conditions for Urban Search-and-Rescue (USaR) crews. INACHUS aims to achieve a significant time reduction and increase efficiency in USaR operations by providing:
1.Simulation tools for estimating the locations of survival spaces (after a structural collapse) and identify the location of survivors for different construction types and building materials
2.Decision and planning modules for advanced casualty and damage estimation that will be based on input coming from airborne and ground-based laser-scanning and imaging data
3.Integration of i) existing and novel sensors (electromagnetic, vision, chemical) for detecting and high-accurate localisation and ii) mobile phones signals for estimating the number of the trapped humans
4.A snake robot mechanism (integrated with the sensors) to penetrate inside the rubble to locate more accurately trapped victims
5.A robust, resilient and interoperable communication platform to ensure that the sensors data can reach the command center
6.Enhanced data analysis techniques and 3-D visualization tool of the mission place to be operated by the crisis managers and the decision makers. A suitable decision support system will be used for planning & managing complex USaR operations
7.System Integration of all the aforementioned software and hardware subcomponents (INACHUS platform)
8.Contribution to standards: interaction with international organizations and public authorities in the fields of USaR, through an early defined and developed User Group, to ensure strong links with the user communities and standardisation bodies
9.Consideration of societal impacts and legal/ethical issues of the proposed solution at the onset of the project feeding into the technical solutions
10.Numerous field and simulated tests properly designed and executed for presenting the capabilities of the INACHUS integrated platform
11.Appropriate training package and extensive training courses to the First Responders.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

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Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 136 256

Administrative Contact

Yannis Vassiliou (Prof.)

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EXODUS ANONYMOS ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 625 640

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 693 602,23

Crisisplan B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 400 010

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 705 276,75

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 396 714,58

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 836 639,67

CINSIDE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 415 164

APPLIED SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EUROPE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 498 540

DIGINEXT

France

EU Contribution

€ 658 838,50

LAUREA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 344 400

ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 402 700

ANKARA BUYUKSEHIR BELEDIYE BASKANLIGINA

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 34 557,64

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 799 002,90

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 544 315,62

SCHUSSLER-PLAN INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 184 339,97

SODERTORNS BRANFORSVARSFORBUND

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 91 036,11

TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 430 760

BYTE COMPUTER ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKIEMPORIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 304 751,25

MIKROSYSTIMATA MIKROROIS GIA GENETIKOUS ELEGKOUS KAI MORIAKI DIAGNOSTIKI EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 339 100

INSTITUUT FYSIEKE VEILIGHEID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 43 392,36

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607522

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 944 039,31

  • EU contribution

    € 9 885 037,58

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece