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Advanced Low Flying Aircrafts Detection and Tracking

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 613 831
EU Contribution
€4 613 831
Project Acronym
ALFA
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-BES-2015
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The last decades witnessed the ever-growing effectiveness of Europe-subsidized border protection projects like SIVE and SIVICC. As maritime smuggling from Morocco towards the European borders of Portugal and Spain was combatted more effectively, the criminal modus operandi changed drastically, approaching air routes with cheap and small planes. New drone technology opens opportunity to both manned and unmanned airborne drug transports. Launched from any location and moving at low altitude and speed to mask their presence with the present clutter environment, drones can autonomously reach any landing site under nearly all circumstances.

The ALFA system bridges this detection capability gap by drastically improving the situational awareness through the detection of LSS (Low, Small and Slow) manned and unmanned aircraft. ALFA is future-ready as technologies for drone detection will be a part of the system, which will use heterogeneous, easy-to-deploy mobile sensors based on several novel technologies. All sensor data, augmented by other existing sources of information, will be combined using evolved data fusion, providing accurate positional data for targets including eventual indication of the air vehicle type and reliable prediction of its landing site. This information will be communicated to the regional law enforcement units using a secure communication link and mobile device application, drastically improving the reaction time.

Final ALFA capabilities will be demonstrated in a realistic operational context using relevant targets and in close cooperation with two principal end users taking part in the consortium. With their active participation, the ALFA system will make a significant contribution to the development of EUROSUR (in particular, cooperating with SIVE and SIVICC) and be suitable for a range of other missions and scenarios such as homeland and event protection and the protection of critical infrastructure.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Other Programme
BES-04-2015 Maritime Border Security topic 4: Detection of low flying aircraft at near shore air space

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Technikon Forschungs- Und Planungsgesellschaft Mbh
Address
Burgplatz 3A, 9500 Villach, Austria
EU Contribution
€376 000
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
Address
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1, 2595 DA DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€799 706
Organisation
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Address
Pockelsstrasse, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€494 875
Organisation
Atos Spain Sa
Address
CALLE DE ALBARRACIN 25, 28037 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€607 750
Organisation
Ministerio Da Administracao Interna
Address
Rua Capelo 11, 1249-110 Lisboa, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€242 500
Organisation
Thales Nederland Bv
Address
Zuidelijke Havenweg, 40, 7550GD Hengelo Ov, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€736 750
Organisation
Ministerio Del Interior
Address
CALLE AMADOR DE LOS RIOS 7, 28071 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€158 750
Organisation
Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica Spa
Address
PIAZZALE DELL'AGRICOLTURA 24, 00144 ROMA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€628 750
Organisation
Inov Inesc Inovacao - Instituto De Novas Tecnologias
Address
Rua De Alves Redol 9, 1000N/A029 Lisboa, Portugal
EU Contribution
€568 750

Technologies

Technology Theme
"Advanced detection and resilient vision-based systems for aircraft Guidance, Navigation and Control"""
Technology
"Advanced detection and resilient vision-based systems for aircraft Guidance, Navigation and Control"""
Development phase
Research/Invention

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