BorderUAS aims for a holistic UAS surveillance approach integrating aerial and ground components using next generation sensors and technologies and developing a consistent platform used for daily border operations and beyond.
The main objectives of the project are:
OBJ1 – Develop UAS components to support low cost and long duration border surveillance operations
A UAS system including both flight and ground segments will be initially designed. BorderUAS will produce a full-size UAV prototype, and license experimental flights in field trial countries for the purpose of field execution testing. Ground operation components (remote supervision, audio-video data analytics and storage, interface with command and control centres) will be integrated to the final solution.
OBJ2 – Develop sensors and data processing /fusion/interpretation methods to support detection and tracking in difficult terrain, extreme weather conditions and unstructured environments
BorderUAS will improve individual sensors used for detection in difficult terrain, for in-situ data acquisition and for UAV operations. Additionally, it will develop new data processing, fusion and interpretation methods.
OBJ3 – Validate and test the solution in realistic border surveillance conditions
Three (3) field tests will take place concluding to validation reports. In the first field test Belarusian and Ukrainian border police units will have the main role of its implementation. Romanian and Moldovan border police units will be responsible for the second field test and in the third and last field test Hellenic and Bulgarian border police units will have the main operational role.
OBJ4 – Conduct dissemination, communication and exploitation activities
In general dissemination & communication strategy will focus on promoting the project’s results and developing multi facet ecosystems regarding the related end users (LEAs, Border Police Units, Regulators, Policy authorities and the Industry). Additionally, remarkable efforts will be made on achieving exploitation objectives of the project’s results and delivering a concrete business plan regarding the final solution offered by BorderUAS.