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Search And Rescue Aid and Surveillance using High EGNSS Accuracy

Objective

SARA: Search and Rescue Aid using High Accuracy EGNSS

The purpose of the SARA project is to engineer and to start to commercialise a dedicated solution, based on an already existing prototype, to be used for Search and Rescue (SAR) and Surveillance purposes (primary market).
The need for such a solution comes in particular from the institutional market (but it is not limited to) requesting a technological support to manage migration flux aspects, with particular attention to crisis in the Mediterranean Sea: Europe needs to balances efforts to assist people in need with efforts to secure its borders.
On the basis of the above scenario, the industrial composition of the SARA consortium has been contacted by Italian Coast Guard two years ago in order to provide a technological contribution supporting vessels to detect people lost in the sea, especially during the hours of darkness.

According to the above request, SARA solution is conceived to build up a semi-automatic system using Earth Observation data to preliminary detect suspect pontoons’ trajectories (Surveillance) and supporting SAR operations based upon a deployable RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) which is tightly coupled with a ship architecture through a cable (tethered flight): as soon as its function is needed, the aircraft flies from its home (a dedicated hangar on the top of the ship), and becomes a “virtual pylon” which elevates a VIS-TIR sensor (Visual Spectrum and Thermal Infrared); captured images are processed in real time by a local computer. Both RPAS and hangar are equipped with 2 high accuracy EGNSS receivers (i.e. Galileo ready) in order to provide the relative positioning between the hangar and the RPAS hovering on the target.

On this context, EGNSS represents an essential technology ensuring autonomous operations in a reliable manner guaranteeing provision of distance and bearing from ship to survivors and the protection of the extensible cable against mechanical stress.

Call for proposal

H2020-GALILEO-GSA-2017

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Sub call

H2020-GALILEO-GSA-2017-1

Coordinator

SISTEMATICA SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 411 346,25
Address
Via Dei Monti Parioli 48
00197 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 176 291,25

Participants (7)

POLITECHNIKA MORSKA W SZCZECINIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 129 050,00
Address
Waly Chrobrego 1/2
70-500 Szczecin

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Zachodniopomorskie Miasto Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TOPVIEW SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 382 703,13
Address
Via Pertini 25
81020 San Nicola La Strada

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Campania Caserta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 164 015,62
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 101 162,50
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 89 633,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BUSINESS INTEGRATION PARTNERS BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 98 910,00
Address
Avenue Des Arts 56
1000 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 42 390,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BUSINESS INTEGRATION PARTNERS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 61 740,00
Address
Piazza San Babila 5
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 26 460,00
EURODEV BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 181 037,50
Address
Windmolen 22
7609NN Almelo

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 77 587,50