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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SEC-2013.4.1-1 | Award Amount: 46.27M | Year: 2014

DRIVER starts from the experience that neither successful R&D nor strong end-user demand always lead to innovation in the Crisis Management (CM) domain. This is a problem since as societies become more complex, increasing scope and unpredictability of potential crises and faster dynamics of major incidents put increasingly stringent demands on CM. European CM capabilities already constitute a mature System of Systems; hence wholesale redesign would often be too costly and might critically destabilise existing CM capabilities. Therefore DRIVER focuses on augmenting rather than replacing existing capabilities and will aim at producing a comprehensive, well-balanced and cost-effective Portfolio of CM tools exploiting high potential RTD work from the last decade, not least in FP7 and FP6 projects. This portfolio will address not only needs of professional responders but also of society at large. DRIVER will carry out experimentation campaigns in three strands: tools and methods for responders, resilience of civil society and learning by both. The intra-strand experimentation leads into two Joint Experiment campaigns and a Final Demo focusing on challenges requiring highly complex interaction between CM tools. To evaluate and benchmark these CM tools, a strong evidence base for tool selection is crucial; to this end DRIVER will build a distributed European CM Test-bed, itself a major innovation. To maximise impact beyond the scope of the project and of the DRIVER consortium it is necessary to develop the sustainability of the European Test-bed, the exploitation of the DRIVER Portfolio of Tools and to make emerge a European CM community, which shares a common CM understanding and is increasingly willing to share capabilities and collaborate in CM innovation. These three objectives need and feed each other, thus developing Europes ability to continue adapting its CM capabilities to emerging needs long after the project end.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SPA.2012.1.1-01 | Award Amount: 5.66M | Year: 2013

Services Activations For Growing Eurosurs Success in response to topic SPA.2012.1.1-01 entitled Testing and validating the intelligence-driven and high time-critical CONOPS. The context of ECs call to the present study is aimed at: -the validation of the services pointed out by FRONTEX in the specification of Concept of Operations (CONOPS) -the development of a cost-effective analysis -the definition of the bases to deploy the fully-operational versions. SAGRES will put into service the main outcomes of EO research to support the operational deployment of the high-time critical CONOPS component through the EUROSUR network. As described in the proposal, the reference scenarios are: 1.Tracking vessels on the high seas with two main components: a.Monitoring of a specific third country port. b.Tracking the identified vessel over high seas. 2.Punctual monitoring of third-country port and coasts with one component: a.Monitoring of specific ports and stretches of third country coasts. The pre-operational services will be delivered to Frontex via EUSC and EMSA. The principle of use, comment, upgrade, use applies, which will result in a cyclic development of five service versions during the timeline of the project. The last one will base the design of the fully operational service that would be deployed in the period of 2014-2015. For such purpose, engineering tasks shall be applied to the cyclic feedback received from the user community so that the specifications are delivered at the end of current project.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SEC-2011.1.4-2 | Award Amount: 4.84M | Year: 2013

Organized crime does an intensive use of non-cooperative vehicles (cars and motorboats mainly) for a variety of criminal activities, as they are transport of illegal immigrants or smuggling of goods (especially drugs). This generates a very large number of operations carried out by law enforcement agencies in order to intercept these vehicles. During the vehicle interception operations, non cooperative vehicles stop is usually carried out using means which are not always effective, and very often dangerous for the safety and security of vehicle occupants and law agents. The law enforcement agencies in charge of this operations acknowledge that new control and interception means and procedures are needed in order to increase their capabilities to track and intercept the suspicious vehicles, minimizing all kind of risks for vehicle occupants and agents, and using the lowest possible volume of highly trained human resources. The present project aims precisely, at increasing the capability of law enforcement authorities to remotely, safely and externally, control and stop non-cooperative vehicles in both land and sea scenarios, by means of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. For this, the UAV has to be equipped with some onboard system(s) providing the capability to intercept (slow and stop) the vehicles, and this is precisely the concept of the AEROCEPTOR system proposed in this project: AEROCEPTOR will be an unmanned aerial vehicle, supported by a Ground Control Station infrastructure, and equipped onboard with a set of several systems to perform the car/boats interception. AEROCEPTOR aims at offering a cost effective solution taking advantage of already existing systems and Components of the Self. This means that AEROCEPTOR will take advantage of the existing equipments and systems to adapt them to the project if possible. In those cases where the necessary subsystems do not exist or do not meet AEROCEPTOR needs, they will be developed.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.3.4 | Award Amount: 9.29M | Year: 2013

Up to now mission & safety critical services of SoS (Systems of Systems) have been running on dedicated and often custom designed HW/SW platforms. In the near future such systems will be accessible, connected with or executed on devices comprising off-the-shelf HW/SW components. Significant improvements have been achieved supporting the design of mixed-critical systems by developing predictable computing platforms and mechanisms for segregation between applications of different criticalities sharing computing resources. Such platforms enable techniques for the compositional certification of applications correctness, run-time properties and reliability.\nCONTREX will complement these important activities with an analysis and segregation along the extra-functional properties real-time, power, temperature and reliability. These properties will be a major cost roadblocks when 1) scaling up the number of applications per platform and the number of cores per chip, 2) in battery powered devices or 3) switching to smaller technology nodes. CONTREX will enable energy efficient and cost aware design through analysis and optimisation of real-time, power, temperature and reliability with regard to application demands at different criticality levels. To reinforce European leadership and industrial competiveness the CONTREX approach will be integrated into existing model-based design methods that can be customized for different application domains and target platforms.\nCONTREX will focus on the requirements derived from the automotive, aeronautics and telecommunications domain and evaluate its effectiveness and drive integration into existing standards for the design and certification based on three industrial demonstrators. Valuable feed-back to the industrial design practice, standards, and certification procedures is pursued.\nOur economic goal is to improve energy efficiency by 20 % and to reduce cost per system by 30 % due to a more efficient use of the computing platform.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: COMPET-05-2014 | Award Amount: 500.00K | Year: 2015

Current IOD/IOV possibilities are restricted to either the identification of carriers of opportunity or to dedicated missions where a satellite is designed as a compromise among the needs of a number of identified technologies to be demonstrated in orbit. In order to actually bring a significant added value in the identification of a portfolio of European IOD/IOV solutions, the consortium believes that a clear, independent and extensive assessment exercise must be carried out of the current European IOD/IOV situation, both in terms of needs (technologies in need of flight heritage) and capabilities (carriers and launchers). Moreover, in selecting which mission concepts to co-finance within H2020 among all COMPET-5 generated ones, we believe that the commission should be in position to select (based on the output of this activity) the ones that have the real potential of maturing into a recurrent IOD/IOV service. In this view, IODISPLay has the following objectives: To identify a portfolio of IOD/IOV missions and concepts achievable and affordable within H2020 timeframe and to down-select a number of optimum IOD/IOV missions and to carry out a preliminary design of those missions, including programmatic aspects To provide a specific methodology for mission portfolio identification, through an IOD/IOV missionization tool which can intelligently analyze a database of carriers and technologies in order to consistently provide a number of IOD/IOV missions The IODISPLay consortium of GMV, VVA, INTA and GAUSS combines the experience in mission studies and IOD with proven flight-record backed system engineering as well as deep knowledge of launcher segment, including a business exploitation facet. The consortium composition and nature guarantees objective independence in the treatment of information and in the selection of the mission/s that will be identified in the study.

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