Deployable SAR Integrated Chain with Unmanned Systems

 Coordinatore BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd 

 Organization address address: Warwick House
postcode: GU14 6YU

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Helen
Cognome: Eldridge
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1634 204175

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://www.darius-fp7.eu/
 Totale costo 10˙645˙581 €
 EC contributo 7˙475˙830 €
 Programma FP7-SECURITY
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Security
 Code Call FP7-SEC-2011-1
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-03-01   -   2015-02-28


# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd

 Organization address address: Warwick House
postcode: GU14 6YU

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Helen
Cognome: Eldridge
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1634 204175

UK (FARNBOROUGH) coordinator 842˙858.00

 Organization address address: Avenue de la Division Leclerc 29
postcode: 92322

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jean-Louis
Cognome: Forget
Email: send email
Telefono: 33562252530
Fax: 33562252534

FR (CHATILLON) participant 836˙459.00

 Organization address address: HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15780

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Georgia
Cognome: Mertzelou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 302108000000

EL (ATHINA) participant 802˙642.00

 Organization address address: 1 BOULEVARD JEAN MOULIN - ZAC DE LA CLEF SAINT PIERRE
postcode: 78990

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Philippe
Cognome: Chrobocinski
Email: send email
Telefono: 33607798307

FR (ELANCOURT) participant 790˙637.00

 Organization address address: Strindveien 4
postcode: 7465

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jan Håvard
Cognome: Skjetne
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 22067871
Fax: +47 22067350

NO (TRONDHEIM) participant 700˙000.00
6    DFRC AG

 Organization address address: Grafenaustrasse 7
city: Zug
postcode: CH-6300

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Erel
Cognome: Rosenberg
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 31 511 85 12

CH (Zug) participant 632˙200.00
7    ECA SA

 Organization address address: "Rue des Freres Lumiere, Zone Industrielle de Toulon Est 262"
city: Toulon
postcode: 83078

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Patrick
Cognome: Peras
Email: send email
Telefono: 33678628992

FR (Toulon) participant 626˙600.00

 Organization address address: 3-4 Merrion Place
city: DUBLIN 2
postcode: NA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sarah
Cognome: Bourke
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 16787660
Fax: +353 16787636

IE (DUBLIN 2) participant 561˙400.00

 Organization address address: P. Kanellopoulou St 4
city: Athens
postcode: 10177

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Georgios
Cognome: Leventakis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 6978994406
Fax: +30210 7481995

EL (Athens) participant 410˙800.00
10    TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD

 Organization address address: WESTFERRY CIRCUS 1 2ND FLOOR CANARY WHARF
city: London
postcode: E14 4HD

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Effie
Cognome: Makri
Email: send email
Telefono: 306942000000

UK (London) participant 386˙350.00

 Organization address address: PATRIARXOU GRIGORIOU NEAPOLEWS
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15341

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stergiopoulos
Cognome: Charalampos
Email: send email
Telefono: 302130000000

EL (ATHINA) participant 374˙440.00

 Organization address address: ROSSA AVENUE BISHOPSTOWN
city: CORK

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Tuohy
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 21 433 5623

IE (CORK) participant 187˙696.00
13    ECOMED bvba

 Organization address address: Huart-Hamoirlaan 68
city: Brussel
postcode: 1030

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Geert
Cognome: Seynaeve
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 473 121437
Fax: +32 2 2156469

BE (Brussel) participant 174˙240.00
14    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: "Centre Francis Arrighi, Domaine de Valabre"
city: Gardanne
postcode: 13120

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Sonia
Cognome: Cali-Vasconcelos
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 42 60 86 50

FR (Gardanne) participant 149˙508.00


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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Unmanned systems through military programs and numerous R&D projects are now becoming operationally mature. Their use in Search and Rescue operations can now be envisaged to enhance first responder capabilities and intervene in hazardous areas. For cost and procedural reasons however, the market is still very fragmented and business models are unclear. The DARIUS project will leverage previous R&D efforts on technologies and possible added-value of these systems for situation awareness to envisage their adaptation and integration in complex multi-national/agency SAR operations. The main objective of DARIUS is to reach effective levels of interoperability so these systems can be shared between several organisations. This objective will be achieved in designing a Generic Ground Station with associated proposed standards, a full integration in the command and control cycle and a consistent communication network. In addition, DARIUS will adapt the existing unmanned systems and their payloads (air, ground and maritime) to the specificities of the Search and Rescue missions. DARIUS solutions will be evaluated in real conditions through 3 scenarios (Urban, forest fires and maritime SAR) designed by the end-users. The project will be implemented under the control of a wide panel of fully committed end-users. It will be performed following an optimised structure and with flexible and proven procedures. The DARIUS consortium encompasses several end-users, major players in the domain of C4I and large system integration, unmanned system solution providers, SMEs that will bring innovative solutions and support the integration and RTOs that will further develop novel technologies. The expected impact from DARIUS is the better integration of the systems in real operations and in enhancing the safety of citizens. The economic studies will enable the production of a relevant business model and will better enable RTO and industry to exploit the results of the projects.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU team worked to adapt military-style unmanned vehicles for use in search and rescue (SAR) operations, and to foster agency interoperability. The project-developed system, including a ground station and communications equipment, has been successfully demonstrated.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Pilotless aircraft technologies developed for military use are now being applied to civilian applications. One example is SAR, where the aircraft helps to enhance first-responder capabilities.

Working toward this goal was the 'Deployable SAR integrated chain with unmanned systems' (http://www.darius-fp7.eu (DARIUS)) project. The 14-member consortium ran for 3 years from March 2012, aiming to adapt and develop unmanned aircraft for SAR.

The main objective was to determine effective levels of interoperability among different agencies. The project developed a generic ground station to control the aircraft, as well as a consistent communications network.

DARIUS' first year saw the creation of an advisory board, plus definition of its user requirements and concepts of operation. Following, DARIUS confirmed user demand for the interoperable services it aimed to deliver. With reference to user requirements, the team documented current limitations of unmanned vehicles, and began adapting such systems and payloads for testing. They also defined test scenarios.

Work in the second year involved extending system adaptations, and developing a generic ground station. The team elaborated upon the definition of trial scenarios, and furthered preparation for the trials. In June 2013, DARIUS conducted a successful trial, using the ship bridge simulator at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

Users provided positive feedback, and the project received press coverage. In December 2013, an initial version of the complete system was successfully tested at a maritime trial in France. Another two trial scenarios were planned.

The consortium helped to integrate unmanned vehicles into SAR operations. This will also open market opportunities for European businesses.

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