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Tight integration of EGNSS and on-board sensors for port vehicle automation

Objective

Annual volume at global container terminals will rise by a 5.6% rate during the next 5 years and reach 840 million TEU by 2018.The usual way for ports to deal with the increasing demand of sea transport and compete against competitors is to expand the port in the original site. There is scarcity of land available for port expansion in densely populated urban areas where most of European ports are situated. This fact is causing that many container terminals are coping with congestion and capacity problems. Therefore, port managers are searching for more efficient and cost-effective means in the handling of containers while still trying to introduce innovative technical solutions. Container handling equipment automation is an innovative technological solution that contributes not only to improve the utilization rate of equipment and reduce operating costs, but also greatly improve efficiency of terminals.
LOGIMATIC proposes an ad-hoc advanced location and navigation solution to enable the automation of existing port vehicles with a significantly lower cost which will allow short-medium term investments until the whole port fleet is renewed with totally autonomous vehicles in the long term. The project will develop and demonstrate an innovative location and navigation solution for the automation of the operations of straddle carriers in container terminals.
Objectives:
● To develop an advanced automated navigation solution based on the integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and sensors onboard the SC vehicles.
● To implement a GIS-based control module compatible with existing Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) for optimized global (yard level) route planning and fleet management.
● To implement security mechanism in order to detect and avoid spoofing and/or jamming attacks
● To assess the impact of application of such automated approach at large scale through simulation
● To integrate, validate and demonstrate the proposed solution in a real port yard.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software/operating systems
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering/autonomous vehicle
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

H2020-Galileo-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 494 375

Participants (7)

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 87 937,50
Address
Port Of Thessaloniki 1St Pier
54110 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIEVROPAIKI ETAIRIA SYMBOULON METAFORON ANAPTIXIS KAI PLIROFORIKIS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 273 210
Address
Vrioulon 78C Kai K. Karamanli 40 78C
55132 Kalamaria - Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 224 375
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 328 750
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 309 750
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIDEC INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION IBERIA, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 137,50
Address
Plaza Euskadi 8 5 Y 6 Plantas
20305 Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 375
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other