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Inspection Drones for Ensuring Safety in Transport Infrastructures

Drones4Safety

Inspection Drones for Ensuring Safety in Transport Infrastructures

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The Drones4Safety project aims to increase the safety of the European civil transport system by building a cooperative, autonomous, and continuously operating drone system that will be offered to railway and bridge operators to inspect their transportation infrastructure accurately, frequently, and autonomously.

The Drones4Safety approach will design energy harvesters to tap energy from the overhead electricity infrastructures of railways and power lines to recharge drones. The project will use satellite and open maps to identify the parts of the transport infrastructure that lays near the electricity infrastructure and feed that information to its drones for scheduling their autonomous missions. The project will develop and improve the state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms to optimize the inspection results onboard of the drone. The project will build a swarm drone system that uses advanced low power long range communication network techniques to inspect different parts of the infrastructure at the same time. Navigation based on advancements in EGNOS/Galileo GNSS will improve accuracy og geo-location of inspection events. The project’s outcomes will be offered to the transportation operators in forms of software services and hardware drone system.

The project brings together leading industrial, research, and academic experts in infrastructure inspection, energy harvesting, artificial intelligence, communications, and drone technology. Two use cases for bridge and railway inspections will be conducted to evaluate the project outcomes.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Syddansk Universitet

Address: 
Campusvej
5230 Odense M
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€1,196,605
Partner Organisations: 

Automotive & Rail Innovation Centergmbh

Address: 
FRIEDRICH-LIST-ALLEE 11
41844 MONCHENGLADBACH
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€363,125

Aarhus Universitet

Address: 
NORDRE RINGGADE 1
8000 AARHUS C
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€421,900

Centro Europeo Di Formazione E Ricerca In Ingegneria Sismica

Address: 
VIA FERRATA 1
27100 PAVIA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€326,434

Deep Blue Srl

Address: 
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 8
193 Roma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€146,750

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€420,929

Eurocontrol - European Organisation For The Safety Of Air Navigation

Address: 
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€0

Neat Srl

Address: 
Via Edoardo D'Onofrio 304
00155 ROMA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€318,750

Delair-Tech

Address: 
676 RUE MAX PLANCK
31670 LABEGE
France
EU Contribution: 
€338,700
Technologies: 
Development phase: