AVERT

"The Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool (AVERT) provides a capability rapidly to deploy, extract and remove both blocking and suspect vehicles from vulnerable positions and confined spaces."

 Coordinatore IDUS CONSULTANCY LTD 

 Organization address address: LIME CLOSE 10
city: WOKINGHAM
postcode: RG41 4AW

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Richard James
Cognome: May
Email: send email
Telefono: 441190000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://avertproject.eu/
 Totale costo 3˙631˙190 €
 EC contributo 2˙810˙822 €
 Programma FP7-SECURITY
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Security
 Code Call FP7-SEC-2011-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-01-01   -   2015-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IDUS CONSULTANCY LTD

 Organization address address: LIME CLOSE 10
city: WOKINGHAM
postcode: RG41 4AW

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Richard James
Cognome: May
Email: send email
Telefono: 441190000000

UK (WOKINGHAM) coordinator 816˙047.80
2    ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

 Organization address address: GERTRUDSTRASSE 15
city: WINTERTHUR
postcode: 8401

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Hans Wernher
Cognome: Van De Venn
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 58 934 77 89

CH (WINTERTHUR) participant 969˙082.50
3    Force Ware GmbH

 Organization address address: Im Grund 4
city: Eningen
postcode: 72800

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jürgen
Cognome: Braunstein
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7121 420318

DE (Eningen) participant 426˙503.97
4    DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE

 Organization address address: PANEPISTIMIOUPOLI
city: KOMOTINI
postcode: 69100

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gasteratos
Cognome: Antonios
Email: send email
Telefono: 302541000000

EL (KOMOTINI) participant 374˙772.72
5    BERND SIEGFRIED WILLY BIRKICHT

 Organization address address: IM PFARRACKER 17/1
city: GROSSBOTTWAR
postcode: 71723

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bernd
Cognome: Birkicht
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7148 161253

DE (GROSSBOTTWAR) participant 212˙894.02
6    MARSHALL SDG LTD

 Organization address address: "NEWMARKET ROAD AIRPORT HOUSE, THE AIRPORT"
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB5 8RX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andrew
Cognome: Wallace
Email: send email
Telefono: 441730000000

UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 11˙521.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'In Europe, terrorism threatens horrific loss of life, extensive disruption to city transport and damage to commercial real estate. Vehicles provide an ideal delivery mechanism because they can be meticulously prepared well in advance of deployment and then brought in to the Area of Operations. Furthermore, a real and present danger comes from the threat of Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Nuclear (CRBN) contamination. Current methods of bomb disruption and neutralisation are hindered in the event that the device is shielded, blocked or for whatever reason cannot be accessed for examination.

The Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool (AVERT) shall provide a unique capability to Police and Armed Services to rapidly deploy, extract and remove both blocking and suspect vehicles from vulnerable positions such as enclosed infrastructure spaces, tunnels, low bridges as well as under-building and underground car parks. Vehicles can be removed from confined spaces with delicate handling, swiftly and in any direction to a safer disposal point to reduce or eliminate collateral damage to infrastructure and personnel. AVERT shall be commanded remotely and shall operate autonomously under its own power and sensor awareness, as a critical tool alongside existing technologies, thereby enhancing bomb disposal response speed and safety.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Explosive devices placed in vehicles are often difficult to remove once detected. A new system of bogies (small wheeled frameworks) promises to facilitate the task considerably.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Very often, car bombs are used by terrorists to strike at the heart of cities and unsuspecting populations.

These make for effective strikes as vehicles are ideal to load with explosives and park in a targeted area.

This also makes it very difficult for emergency services or police to examine and remove a suspect device.

http://www.avertproject.eu (AVERT) represents an EU-funded project that is working on facilitating the extraction and removal of both obstructing and suspect vehicles from tight spots.

The solution involves placing omnidirectional lifting bogies under the targeted vehicle and moving them electronically in tandem.To achieve its aim, the project team is outlining system requirements, defining user needs and developing the required software.

It is working on the deployment unit and articulating system communication needs.

In addition, the team is working on mechanical engineering design of the bogies and manufacturing considerations to prove the system's viability.

It is developing path-planning software for fast and safe removal of vehicles, taking into consideration bogie control, sensors and autonomous location of vehicle wheels to design the bogies.Much progress has been achieved in research trials and studies to validate the system and in refining sensors and communications.

The project team overcame several design challenges and constraints, particularly with respect to designing and building the bogie units themselves.

Several dissemination and exploitation activities have already been undertaken through exhibitions, workshops, journal publications and conference papers.

Once the system is exploited, police and emergency services will be able to quickly deploy the bogies in order to extract and remove suspect vehicles.

This is ideal for retrieving vehicles from confined spaces such as tunnels, low bridges and underground parking garages.The AVERT project represents a valuable tool alongside existing complementary technologies to strengthen speed and safety in bomb disposal.

While the prototype costs remain expensive, the project is continuing to explore cost and exploitation considerations.

Strong interest in the solution promises to help take the new system to the market where it can help avert disaster and save lives.

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