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WIDE MARITIME AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE

WIDE MARITIME AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE

Objective

WIMA²S addresses the Airborne building block of maritime surveillance with the potential for reduced cost of operation, more autonomous and improved efficiency through the introduction of air vehicles with reduced or zero onboard crew. Innovative concepts are required to support the integration of these new vehicles in a future European maritime surveillance system of systems. With 20 million km2, the surveillance of the European maritime domain has to be improved, according to the European Council, EC and Agencies such as FRONTEX. The urgent need is to control illegal immigration, but WIMA²S will also contribute to other missions. “You cannot control what you do not patrol”. Even if cooperation is crucial, Air assets are a unique capability for wide area maritime surveillance because they provide situation awareness over extended areas (endurance, speed and long distance detection), re-direction to areas of interest (threat) and flexible reaction (inspection when needed). WiMA²S will develop concepts and technologies for better operational use at lower costs of: - Maritime Surveillance Manned Airborne Vehicle (MS MAV) including existing Mission Aircraft with zero or reduced onboard tactical crew - Maritime Surveillance Optionally Piloted Vehicles (MS OPV) because regulations will not allow UAVs to fly across European Airspace for years to come. Intermediate solutions are required - Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (MS UAV) because they will become a future key solution Supported by a User Group, WIMA²S consortium will provide tangible results: - Simulation based on operational scenarios - Innovative concepts and technologies held by simulation (algorithmic modelling, remote control, sensor data fusion) - In flight experiment (remote control, crew concept) - Cost benefit analysis - Dissemination of results (workshops) - Roadmap towards the introduction of reduced-crew platforms and UAVs including R&T priorities and future programs.

Coordinator

THALES SYSTEMES AEROPORTES SAS

Address

2 Avenue Gay Lussac
78990 Elancourt

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 677 808

Administrative Contact

Gilles Jurquet (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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SELEX GALILEO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 272 150

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 261 975

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 142 720

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 312 075

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 992

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 225 945

INSTYTUT TECHNICZNY WOJSK LOTNICZYCH*

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 112 923

EUROSENSE BELFOTOP

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 104 225

SATCOM1 APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

ZAVOD ZA VARNOSTNE TEHNOLOGIJE INFORMACIJSKE DRUZBE IN ELEKTRONSKO POSLOVANJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 159 380

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 105 467

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

AEROVISION VEHICULOS AEREOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 92 509

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 217931

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 001 123

  • EU contribution

    € 2 737 169

Coordinated by:

THALES SYSTEMES AEROPORTES SAS

France