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Transportable Autonomous patrol for Land bOrder Surveillance

Objective

The main objective of TALOS multidisciplinary project is to develop and field test the innovative concept of a mobile, modular, scalable, autonomous and adaptive system for protecting European borders. The conventional border protection systems are based mainly on expensive ground facilities installed along the entire length of the border used only to observe, detect and warn. This infrastructure is complemented by human patrols, where there is an access to the border line. The system developed within the TALOS project will be more versatile, efficient, flexible and cost effective. The complete system applies both aerial and ground unmanned vehicles, supervised by command and control centre, but in the TALOS project the emphasis will be put on application of UGV, communication and ability to command and control. The ground platforms will be both the watching stations and the first reaction patrols, which will inform the Control and Command Centre and an intruder about her/his situation, and will undertake the proper measures to stop the illegal action almost autonomously with supervision of border guard officers. The most important features of the system are scalability, autonomous operation, mobility and adaptability. It will be easy to “scale’ the system to the local requirements such as border length and topographic conditions. The system elements would operate autonomously using the set of rules defined by Command and Control centre. The rules modified from time to time during system operation will adapt the system to the variable tactics of border crossing (in the specific patrol scenario, area of operation, border topography, etc.) and will constantly improve performance in the long term. The consortium is formed of an experienced research teams from industry, research and academia from Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, Poland and Turkey, with established close links with end users (border guards), which gives good prospects for project success.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planetary geology

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT AUTOMATYKI I POMIAROW PIAP
Address
Aleje Jerozolimskie 202
02 486 Warsaw
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 782 283
Administrative Contact
Mariusz Andrzejczak (Dr.)

Participants (13)

ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 1 007 000,50
Address
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Mahallesi 296 Cadde 16
06172 Yenimahalle Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sami Duman (Mr.)
European Business Innovation & Research Center SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 194 200
Address
Blvd. Ficusului, Sector 1
013975 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Culuri (Ms.)
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 739 000
Address
Mesogeion Street 2-4
11527 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charalampos Vangelatos (Mr.)
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 2 854 411,50
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dina Berman (Ms.)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 463 600
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Samp (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 104 674
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Forget (Mr.)
DEFENDEC OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 203 000
Address
Akadeemia Tee 19
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tauri Tuubel (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 96 684
Address
Route Nationale Cinq Park Industriel
6041 Gosselies
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Delogne (Mr.)
STM Savunma Teknolojileri Muhendislik ve Ticaret A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 709 600
Address
Kafkas Sk N° 56 - Bestepe
06510 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hakan Ayçenk (Mr.)
ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 182 300
Address
Al Aleje Jerozolimskie 160
02 326 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Cison (Ms.)
TTI NORTE, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 750 818
Address
C/ Albert Einstein 14
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Becerro (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 348 761
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katri Kokkila (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 462 000
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janusz Narkiewicz (Prof.)