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Through-foliage detection, including in the outermost regions of the EU

Through-foliage detection, including in the outermost regions of the EU

Objective

In the last years irregular migration has dramatically increased, and is no longer manageable with existing systems. Improved methods for border surveillance are necessary to ensure an effective and efficient EU border management.
FOLDOUT focus is on through foliage detection in the inner and outermost regions of the EU. Foliage penetration is an unsolved important part of border surveillance. By solving the problem of unreliable detections in such harsh environments border guards’ workloads are reduced, costs are reduced and, last but not least, lives can be saved.
Detecting people through dense foliage in extreme climates with only a penetration technology is prone to high fault rates. FOLDOUT will build a system that combines various sensors and technologies and intelligently fuses these into an effective and robust intelligent detection platform.
Fusing several sensor signals increases the effectiveness of detection. Further, sensors will be influenced (i.e. detection parameters adapted) by events detected by other sensors in the vicinity.
By integrating data, such as vehicle traffic, from outside the immediate border area pre-events can be detected and learned. The events will be analysed with machine learning tools to continuously increase the systems detection and tracking capability.
FOLDOUT will make the tasks of Border Guards simpler and faster by combining events from various sensors to give a complete situation threat assessment combined with suggested reaction scenarios.
A two year pilot in Bulgaria and demonstrators in Greece, Finland and French Guiana FOLDOUT will provide fundamental enhancements in the domain of border surveillance and improved search & rescue scenarios.
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Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Address

Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 698 580

Participants (18)

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EUTEMA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 231 000

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 409 625

GLAVNA DIREKTSIA GRANICHNA POLITSIA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 174 437,50

INSTITUT PO OTBRANA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 248 000

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 499 750

ETICAS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 875

RAJAVARTIOLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 227 500

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 813 938,75

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 819 240

ONF INTERNATIONAL

France

EU Contribution

€ 168 737,50

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 225 308,75

BHE BONN HUNGARY ELEKTRONIKAI Kft

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 459 214

CO.RI.S.T.A. (CONSORZIO DI RICERCASU SISTEMI DI TELESENSORI AVA NZATI)

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 075

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 450 228,75

ITTI SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 609 000

KOMENDA GLOWNA STRAZY GRANICZNEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 100 375

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 457 502,50

VALSTYBES SIENOS APSAUGOS TARNYBA PRIE VIDAUS REIKALU MINISTERIJOS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 787021

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    28 February 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 199 387,75

  • EU contribution

    € 8 199 387,75

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria