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System for detection of Threat Agents in Maritime Border Environment

Objective

The main objective of the SafeShore project is to cover existing gaps in coastal border surveillance, increasing internal security by preventing cross-border crime such trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of drugs. It is designed to be integrated with existing systems and create a continuous detection line along the border. One of the treats to the maritime coast are small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) which can carry explosives or which can be used for smuggling drugs, boats and human intruders on the sea shore.

The SafeShore core solution for detecting small targets that are flying at low attitude is to use a 3D LIDAR that scans the sky and creates above the protected area a virtual dome shield. SafeShore will also integrate the 3D LIDAR with passive acoustic sensors, passive radio detection and video analytics.

One of SafeShore specific objectives will be to cover 1500-m1800m along the coastal border. This will be done with 3 mobile platforms. Each one of those will cover itself with a dome-shaped virtual detection shield with a radius of about 250m to 300m. There will be approximately 50 meters overlapping between the platforms. The overlapping will create a continuous detection shield along the shore.

The SafeShore objective will be to demonstrate the detection capabilities in the missing detection gaps of other existing systems such as costal radars, thereby also ensuring the fusion of information and increasing the situational awareness and better implementation of the European Maritime Security Strategy based on the information exchange frameworks, EUROSUR and EUCISE 2020.

All SafeShore objectives are measurable, realistic and achievable within the duration of the project, as the SafeShore project will build 3 prototypes that are going to assess the accomplishment of the objectives. Three end-user scripted and end-user validated field trials will be set up to validate these systems: in the North Sea, Black Sea and Mediterranean.

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 30
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 725 675,13

Participants (11)

DR FRUCHT SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 129 773,58
Address
Kibutz Ein Hamifratz
2412801 Acco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UTI GRUP SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 823 375
Address
Cernauti Street 27C
022183 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 401 185,51
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TG DRIVES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 418 671,81
Address
Olomoucka C Ev 84 Cernovice
627 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTUL DE OPTOELECTRONICA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 362 568,79
Address
Str Gheorghe Petrascu 67 Etaj 4 Camera 401 Sector 3
031593 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 522 085,10
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPTIX AD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 136 206,33
Address
Jk Darvenitsa Kliment Ohridski Blvd Bl 19 Vh V Et 1 Office 3
1756 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SERVICIUL DE PROTECTIE SI PAZA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 134 000
Address
B-dul Geniului, 42B
060117 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 150 456,25
Address
Ba'alei Hamelacha 41
72558 Ramle
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
POLITIEZONE: DE PANNE - KOKSIJDE - NIEUWPOORT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 274 585
Address
Zeelaan 48
8670 Koksijde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Bulevardul Geniului 42C
060117 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)