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MOBile NETwork for people's location in natural and man-made disasters

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687338

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 242 533,75

  • EU contribution

    € 986 272,25

Coordinated by:

ORBITAL SISTEMAS AEROESPACIALES SL

Spain

Objective

Unmanned vehicles (UVs) now play an increasing role in Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) missions such as border surveillance, cropping monitoring or local law enforcement. However, fast location of isolated people in the case of natural or man-made disasters still continues to be a crucial and arduous task.
MOBNET will design a Search and Rescue (SAR) system for the location of isolated victims in the case of natural or man-made disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes or large snow storms. It will also help first responder services to find fugitives or smugglers hidden within buildings. To that end, the use of European Global Navigation Satellite (EGNSS) systems (both Galileo early services and EGNOS) and Digital Cellular Technologies (DCT) will play the key role in these situations in which it is difficult, dangerous or even impossible to access the affected areas.
The EGNSS and DCT technologies will be tightly synchronised to provide accurate positioning. However, this demanding synchronisation exceeds the current capabilities of most GNSS and cellular equipment. In order to achieve the required performance, novel EGNSS and DCT methods will be applied. Furthermore, an effective and reliable communication link between Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and the ground station will be designed. This datalink will ensure uninterrupted command and control communication among devices and the integrity of communication signals. Thus, the UAVs will always operate as intended.
Research will be driven by the end-user and industrial partners to ensure that it addresses the needs of the PPDR services. The potential for a fast and reliable SAR system will be illustrated by a prototype that will work at long distances. The developed SAR system will take advantage of the Galileo and EGNOS capabilities and will strengthen the position of European Industry in the field of security services. It will greatly facilitate their missions and the rescue of isolated victims

Coordinator

ORBITAL SISTEMAS AEROESPACIALES SL

Address

Carretera De Artica 29, Planta 3
31013 Artica Navarra

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 270 200

Participants (4)

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 280 703,75

THE MAIN SCHOOL OF FIRE SERVICE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 107 625

Delft Dynamics B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 129 500

NAVPOS SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 243,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687338

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 242 533,75

  • EU contribution

    € 986 272,25

Coordinated by:

ORBITAL SISTEMAS AEROESPACIALES SL

Spain