In the months leading up to the inaugural field-trial (Croatia) for the BorderUAS Project, Technical Partners, Under the aegis of WP5 (“Solution Integration”) led by ADDITESS, have commenced a series of weekly virtual encounters baring the title “Remote Integration Test Sessions”. The scope of those, technical in nature, online gatherings would be to test payload… Read More »Integration activities of the BORDERUAS project to support the 1st Pilot in Croatia

The field of deep learning-based object detection is continuously evolving, with new algorithms and techniques emerging regularly. Researchers and practitioners are pushing the boundaries of speed, accuracy, and efficiency to make object detection more accessible and applicable to various real-world scenarios. As you explore the most recent deep learning object detection algorithms mentioned in this… Read More »Exploring the Most Recent Deep Learning Object Detection Algorithms and appropriate regulations

Have you ever heard about the term dual-use items? What is dual-use research referred to? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “Dual-use research of concern (DURC) describes research that is intended to provide a clear benefit, but which could easily be misapplied to do harm. It usually refers to work in the life sciences, but… Read More »Dual-use concerns in research and EU funded projects

There is no denying that the need to safeguard all individuals’ life, rights and interests is at an all-time high, particularly as the ability to cause harm through technical means has only grown as technology advances. That said, Law Enforcement Agencies (“LEAs”) also benefit from technological advancement, and alongside dedicated engineers, developers and other experts… Read More » Privacy Law Implications of Unmanned Aerial Surveillance

Airships are defined as “lighter-than-air” aircrafts that produce lift thanks to the buoyancy of their lifting gas (helium or hydrogen) instead of the force produced by air flowing over surfaces such as wings or blades. This means that airships do not require engine power to stay afloat, unlike airplanes or helicopters. Airships are generally divided… Read More »The Rise of Autonomous Special Purpose Airships

WHAT IS A SFCW AND WHY DO WE USE IT? A stepped frequency continuous wave (SFCW) consists of N equidistant discrete frequencies within a given bandwidth B.  So the frequency graph vs. time will consist of a step diagram, where each frequency is a continuous wave. Figure 1-(a) and (b) show the stepped frequency diagram… Read More »THE USE OF STEPPED-FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS WAVE (SFCW) RADARS to detect moving people and vehicles

Infrared (IR) sensor is most often used in wireless technology that includes remote control functions and detection of surrounding objects or obstacles. It is a simple electronic device that emits and detects IR (thermal) radiation, so that it can detect objects or obstacles in its range. He has the ability to recognize heat and movement.… Read More »INFRARED SENSOR – WHAT IT IS, CLASSIFICATION, HOW IT WORKS, TYPES, APPLICATIONS, A&D

Nowadays, one of the most important aspects of European Countries is the need to adopt systems and solutions for guarding their territory against illegal activities such as smuggling, and terrorism demands and also for dealing with incidents of irregular migration. Such systems include reliable long-range threat detection and prevention technology that can operate anytime during… Read More »ADD-C3: An Integrated Solution for Enriched Situation Awareness for Surveillance Border Security

Human rights in the New Digital World

We appear to be on the verge of yet another technological revolution. Over the last two centuries, the inventions of the steam engine, electricity, and, more recently, the computer have resulted in the transformation of society. And, just like that, the next so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0  [1], will bring even more changes… Read More »Human rights in the New Digital World

Why develop an ontology? An ontology defines common vocabulary for researchers who aim to share information in a specific domain. It includes both human and machine interpretable definitions of basic and complex concepts in the domain, as well as their hierarchy and the relations among them. Some of the reasons behind the development of an… Read More »The Contribution of Ontologies in BorderUAS