BorderUAS

BorderUAS: Semi-autonomous border surveillance platform combining next generation unmanned aerial vehicles with ultra-high-resolution multi-sensor surveillance payload

BorderUAS (www.borderuas.eu) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020. The project will combine for the first time the Hiperfsera’s lighter-than-air UAV with sophisticated surveillance technology. BorderUAS aims to facilitate effective border surveillance and prevent cross-border criminal activities by supporting search & rescue applications, specifically rough terrain detection, improving the protection of European societies.

With this project Hipersfera is positioned within the top 5 private organizations in Croatia by the amount of EU funding from H2020.

OBJECTIVES

UAS Components

Develop UAS components to support low cost and long duration border surveillance operations.

Sensor Development

Develop sensors and data processing / fusion / interpretation methods to support detection & tracking in difficult terrain, extreme weather conditions and unstructured environments.

Validation

Validate and test the solution in realistic border surveillance conditions.

Communication

Conduct dissemination, communication and exploitation activities.

 

PARTNERS

 

Hipersfera (CROATIA)

HiperSfera provides its proprietary unmanned airship technology, either in moored or free flying configuration, to support a robust industrial-grade UAV payload capability.

Vicomtech (SPAIN)

Vicomtech is an applied research technology centre specialised in Artificial Intelligence, Visual Computing & Interaction.

SIMAVI (ROMANIA)

Software Imagination & Vision S.R.L. (SIMAVI) is a large company, a newly established spin-off company of SIVECO Romania SA –a large software company established in 1992.

AUDIO-VIDEO TREND (CROATIA)

AUDIO-VIDEO TREND’s field of work is designing and manufacturing top-of-the-range communication and accessory equipment for safe and trouble-free operation in extreme and special working conditions.

DIAN (ITALY)
DIAN’s activities are geared to providing remote sensing services of natural phenomena and non-destructive infrastructure monitoring services and products with the use of GNSS and space-borne and/or ground based interferometric radar sensors
DIRIGENT ACOUSTICS (SERBIA)

Dirigent Acoustics LLC is a leading company specialized in providing expert assistance in acoustics in Southeastern Europe.

ADDITESS (CYPRUS)
ADITESS is a scientific, consulting, and research company whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to produce studies, at strategic and tactical level, on issues concerning Security policies, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Transportation security and Border management, modelling solutions and to develop state of the art applied Security Solutions in the above-mentioned areas.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE (GREECE)

The Digital Image and Signal Processing Laboratory of TUC is involved in research on signal/image processing, analysis and data mining with applications in imaging systems,integrated automation and biomedical data analysis.

INSTITUTE MIHAILO PUPIN (SERBIA)

The Institute Mihailo Pupin is a leading Serbian R&D institution in information and communication technologies, the largest and the oldest    in the whole Southeastern Europe.

KEMEA (GREECE)

The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center within  the  Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection aiming  to  support  security  policy  implementations  in Greece at a strategic level.

HELLENIC POLICE (GREECE)

The Hellenic Police is subordinated to the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection.

CDBP (BULGARIA)

Chief Directorate Border Police (CDBP) is one of the chief directorates withinthe Ministry of Interior, Republic of Bulgaria.

TIMISOARA BORDER POLICE (ROMANIA)

Timisoara Border Police Territorial Inspectorate is the regional structure, subordinated to the General Inspectorate of Border Police, which is responsible for the border surveillance and border crossing check at the border with Serbia, Bulgaria and Hungary.

GIBP (MOLDOVA)

The General Inspectorate of Border Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is the administrative authority, subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova.

THE STATE BORDER GUARD SERVICE OF UKRAINE (UKRAINE)

The establishment of Ukrainian nationality occurred simultaneously with the development of the national border agency, solution to issues of state border control, its legal registration and infrastructure development.

INTERAKCIA (BELARUS)

Interakcia Foundation is a non-governmental non-profit organization, focused on creating and improving conditions for sustainable development of cities and regions of Belarus.

MITLA (MALTA)

The Malta IT Law Association is a voluntary organisation established in Malta in which incorporates a number of lawyers and professionals working in the IT Law sectors.

FORTH (GREECE)

The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centres of Greece that functions under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development.

 

 

BorderUAS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement no 883272