This project is focused on developing a comprehensive security framework for ATM (Air Traffic Management) and is designed to go into operation once SESAR is deployed. Launched in September 2013, the activities to evaluate threats and vulnerabilities of the ATM system, to define the requirements and the architecture, and to define the validation tests necessary for the operational acceptance of the prototypes developed were conducted in 2015.
FINMECCANICA (coordinator), Isdefe and a consortium of almost 20 European organisations, including Airbus, DLR, THALES...
The DEMORPAS project was intended to demonstrate how to integrate RPAs into unsegregated airspace in a mixed environment with manned and unmanned aircraft. The demonstration was carried out via actual flights of RPAs and manned aircraft under air traffic control guidance from several control stations (ground, tower, approach and ACC).
The project focused on bridging the operational and technical gaps needed to integrate RPAs based on the results from SESAR.
The main goals of the project were to study:
• The applicability of SESAR concepts, procedures and technologies
• Regulatory and safety aspects involving RPA operations in unsegregated airspace
• Alternative solutions for procedures and technologies
• The impact of normal and emergency operations on air traffic controllers, remote pilot and conventional pilots
• Limitations on exchanging flight paths
Isdefe (Coordinator), ENAIRE, CRIDA, FADA-CATEC and INTA, in concert with the Spanish Air Force and Spain’s...
The PERSEUS project contributed to enhancing border surveillance capabilities, in keeping with the implementation of the EUROSUR regulation. Its goal was to support decision making by defining an improved system architecture that meets EUROSUR requirements, to develop technology proposals that address the operational obstacles defined by the end users, and to validate the solutions proposed through demonstrations in actual and relevant scenarios.
The findings and recommendations issued by the project partners will source new areas of research and development in the field of border surveillance for years to come.
Isdefe’s involvement as the head of user integration and system validation contributed to reinforcing the consistency of the proposed solution and to define forward-looking lines of work for developing, testing and validating systems through innovative user-driven initiatives.
Indra Sistemas (Coordinator), Isdefe, Inov, Cork Institute of Technology, Spain’s Ministry of the Interior, ECORYS...
The main goal of ePOOLICE, which was coordinated by Isdefe, was to develop an effective and efficient system to monitor the environment as part of an early-warning system to detect emerging organised crime activities.
The project was based on refining strategic analysis methods and on developing technical tools to support these methods. The solutions proposed were tested and evaluated by running realistic use case scenarios that were developed with help from the end users.
Specifically, the main scenarios chosen for the proof of concept were cocaine smuggling, human trafficking and the theft of copper. Central to the solution was the development of an environmental knowledge repository (EKR) of all relevant information and knowledge, including scanned information and derived, learned or hypothesized knowledge, as well as the metadata needed for credibility and confidence assessments, traceability, and privacy protection management.
For effective and efficient utilization, as well as for interoperability, the repository applied a standard representation form for all information and knowledge. For effective and efficient scanning of the raw information sources, the project developed an intelligent environmental radar that utilizes the knowledge repository to focus the monitoring.
Isdefe (Coordinator), University of Granada, D4TEC APS, Thales Nederland, Aalborg University, Spain’s Ministry of...
The IGNIS project, an integrated system for fighting forest fires, is a project in the Ministry of Science and Innovation’s INNPACTO Programme, part of the INNPACTO 2011 call for projects, which covers the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The project’s main goal is to develop short- and medium-term solutions that improve the current communications systems used to manage and fight forest fires.
The IGNIS project is focused on developing new technologies that rely on the design of an autonomous positioning system based on signal intensity, developing beam-steerable WIMAX antennas, implementing low-bandwidth IP communication networks, transmitting scalable video in real time and implementing all this into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The project emerged from the results of the basic studies and research into firefighting and prevention conducted as part of the CENIT PROMETEO project, which included Isdefe as part of the consortium. The goal of the IGNIS project is to implement a testing and development platform that can address the communications needs detected in PROMETEO.
Isdefe led the Scenario Requirement and Definition (WP1) stage and coordinated the design, development and implementation of a technology demonstrator to show the interoperability of low-bandwidth IP communications networks using DDS and associated web services (WP2: Architecture and Design and WP6: Integration and Validation).
HISPASAT (lider), INAER, ISDEFE, TECNALIA, FADA-CATEC, UPM y ALBENTIA SYSTEMS...
The goal of the ALICIA project is to improve mission efficiency by ensuring the robustness of operations under any flight condition anywhere in the world and by designing a new central architecture for cockpits that is applicable to all aircraft types, thus offering the uniform integration of new and challenging applications, like the so-called All Conditions Operation.
19 large companies, 11 SMEs, 7 research centres and 5 universities
The TREE project involves the development and validation of a powerful simulation tool capable of characterising the propagation of (primary and reactionary) delays in the European air transport network.
The main development concerns the modelling of flight links: the TREE project considers not only those flights sharing the same airplane as linked, it also regards those flights that must share the same crew and/or some of their passengers as linked. The idea arose after the publication of the findings of various European studies (including the one conducted by CODA - Central Office of Delay Analysis) that warn of the relevance and criticality of delays involving links between passengers, mainly as concerns the economic aspect.
CLOSEYE consists of validating innovative services involving the surveillance of the EU's maritime borders in an actual operational environment by following the directives contained in the EUROSUR Regulation and based on the seven areas of capabilities identified as needed for achieving the mission's objectives: Command, control and coordination, Acquisition, Operation and Analysis, Communications, Optimum Resource Management, Mobility and Sustainability.
The project is being carried out in three consecutive phases:
1. Validation strategy.
2. Gradual implementation of the strategy in different phases, from development to operation, gathering findings based on a review of the solution adopted, a technical verification and its operational validation in an actual maritime border surveillance scenario and, in parallel, by executing contracts with industry to implement the technical solutions.
Results analysis, comparison of alternatives and issuing of recommendations for future developments and the provision of similar services.
Spain's Ministry of Interior, National Republican Guard of Portugal, Italian Space Agency, EU Satellite Centre,...
The goal of SECURESTATION is to improve the security of passenger stations/terminals against terrorist attacks and against safety incidents. This project focuses on the design of the structure through the use of technologies and methodologies that reduce the impact on passengers, staff and on the structure itself in the event of an explosion, fire or an attack with toxic agents.
MTRS3 Ltd.,The University of Sheffield, Integral Consulting R&D, D’Appolonia, Consorcio Regional de...
The project's main objective is the design, configuration and implementation of an Integrated Crisis Management System (SIGE) to respond to environmental pollution of waters from oil spills with a real capability to cooperate in decision making and to optimise the management of the information gathered from pollution events.
The proposed solution integrates different modules or sub-systems: SIGE (Integrated Crisis Management System), SIZ (Zone Integration System), SRM (Remote Mobile System) and SIM (Oil Spill Simulator).
Although each of these modules could be used independently, their integration into a single system offers a more comprehensive and versatile solution for end users and institutions: ports, maritime rescue, civil protection, refineries, environmental agencies, et.
Answaretech S.L, ULPGC, Fundación CETMAR, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Soluciones de Ingeniería Marítima...