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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEC-2016-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 698 580

Participants (19)

EUTEMA GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 31 758,10
Address
Lindengasse 43 13
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 409 625
Address
15 Rue Beliard
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLAVNA DIREKTSIA GRANICHNA POLITSIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 163 966,25
Address
Knyaginya Maria Louisa 46
1202 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT PO OTBRANA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 258 471,25
Address
Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd. 2
1574 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 499 750
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETICAS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 875
Address
Calle Ferlandina 49
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAJAVARTIOLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 227 500
Address
Pl 3
00131 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 813 938,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 819 240
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
ONF INTERNATIONAL
France
EU contribution
€ 168 737,50
Address
45Bis Avenue De La Belle Gabrielle
94736 Nogent Sur Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 225 308,75
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BHE BONN HUNGARY ELEKTRONIKAI Kft
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 429 214
Address
Ipari Park Utca 10
1044 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CO.RI.S.T.A. (CONSORZIO DI RICERCASU SISTEMI DI TELESENSORI AVA NZATI)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 424 075
Address
Corso Novara 10
80143 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 350 228,75
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 609 000
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOMENDA GLOWNA STRAZY GRANICZNEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 100 375
Address
Al. Niepodleglosci 100
02514 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 502,50
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALSTYBES SIENOS APSAUGOS TARNYBA PRIE VIDAUS REIKALU MINISTERIJOS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Savanoriu Prospektas 2
03116 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUTEMA RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 229 241,90
Address
Karl Toldt Weg 6D
1140 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)