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Risk-aware Automated Port Inspection Drone(s)

RAPID

Risk-aware Automated Port Inspection Drone(s)

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

RAPID will save lives by delivering an early warning system that will detect critical deterioration in transport system infrastructure, while also minimising system disruption and delays to critical supply chains. It will achieve this goal by combining and extending state-of-the-art drone technology to deliver a fully automated and safety assured maintenance-inspection (MI) service for bridge inspection, ship hull surveys and more. By combining self-sailing unmanned surface vehicles (USV) with swarms of autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS), RAPID will dramatically cut the time and cost of structural condition monitoring.

RAPID-enabled MI services will increase efficiency and competitiveness for maritime transport stakeholders – such as ports, shipping companies, and landside transport authorities – and will deliver the safe and seamless operation of supply chain and mobility infrastructures – such as material handling equipment, cargo and passenger ships, and bridges. It encourages prioritisation of safer transport infrastructure where the technology seeks to improve environmental impact. The attractive return on investment will enable RAPID to gain market traction and incentivise commercial proliferation, bringing RAPID into widespread use for the overall benefit of society.

By 2028, a newly formed company will generate €124 million and save in the order of 100 lives per year (reaching c. 20% share of the serviceable addressable maritime transport market through strategic partnership with 50 ports). RAPID brings together interdisciplinary partners with the expertise and capacity required to develop and validate this unique service model. The project will develop the consolidated maritime and aviation regulation standard for safe USV / UAS operations and the business model to scale the pilot service. RAPID will validate the high level of digitalisation, automation, and regulation required to support safe, beneficial, and scalable access to U-Space.

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

University Of The West Of Scotland

Address: 
HIGH STREET
PAISLEY
PA1 2BE
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€1,103,813
Partner Organisations: 

Hamburg Port Authority

Address: 
N/a
20457 Hamburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€415,000

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€564,609

University Of Dundee

Address: 
Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4HN
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€346,356

University Of Limerick

Address: 
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, PLASSEY
-
LIMERICK
Ireland
EU Contribution: 
€719,513

Sintef

Address: 
Strindveien 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€536,875

Xocean Limited

Address: 
GREENORE CO LOUTH
A91 E765
GREENORE
Ireland
EU Contribution: 
€453,750

Thales Sa

Address: 
TOUR CARPE DIEM PLACE DES COROLLES ESPLANADE NORD
92200 COURBEVOIE
France
EU Contribution: 
€605,969

Revolve Water

Address: 
RUE D'ARLON 63-67
1040 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€251,250
Technologies: 
Development phase: