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RANGER: RAdars for loNG distance maritime surveillancE and SaR opeRations

Objective

EU trade, transport, tourism and economic development are directly dependent on open and safe seas and oceans. EU's maritime borders are widely spread including various topologies from open sea to semi-enclosed cabins with islands and islets. This poses great challenges that affect securing maritime border areas. Failing to protect against a wide array of maritime threats and risks may result in these areas becoming arenas for international conflicts, terrorism or organized crime, where smuggling, irregular immigration and drug trafficking are the most common ones. RANGER aims at re-enforcing EU by combining innovative Radar technologies with novel technological solutions for early warning, in view of delivering a surveillance platform offering detection, recognition, identification and tracking of suspicious vessels, capabilities exceeding current radar systems. It will be a platform, consisting of 2 radar technologies, a novel Over-The-Horizon Radar combined with a Multiple Input Multiple Output one implemented exploiting the latest photonics advancements, and an Early Warning System exploiting deep and adaptable machine learning schemes able to Automatically detect radar Targets. It safeguards seamless fitting and interoperability with CISE (enhanced maritime surveillance and cross border SaR operations), through the development of a CISE translation Gateway, exporting on-demand CISE services directly to end-users, by strengthening the information exchange between national authorities and the European Agency. RANGER leverages the experience of its consortium, a balanced blend of technology providers, domain experts and end-users, delivering a cost efficient, environmental friendly solution, abiding to regulations and legislation for the protection of human lives. Two pilot exercises are foreseen to thoroughly assess RANGER’s ability to deliver on its promises, enhancing its potential to become a flagship platform for the European Maritime Surveillance industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EXUS SOFTWARE LTD
Address
4 Felstead Gardens Cubitt Town
E14 3BS London
United Kingdom
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 932 312,50

Participants (9)

CS GROUP-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 973 208,75
Address
Avenue Galilee 22
92350 Le Plessis Robinson
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 771 353,75
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 823 125
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAUREA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 474 750
Address
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 346 750
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELESTO TECHNOLOGIES PLIROFORIKIS KAI EPIKOINONION EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 333 125
Address
Odos Imitou 62
15561 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 586 250
Address
Boulevard Leopold Iii
1110 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, GREECE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 415 000
Address
Mesogion 227-231
15500 Holargos, Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERE DE LA TRANSITION ECOLOGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 336 437,50
Address
Grande Arche - Tour Sequoia
92055 Paris - La Défense
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)