Towards a EU framework for the security of Widezones The advancement of 24/7 surveillance systems for the security of Widezones with multiple assets at localized scales is of extreme strategic relevance to European economies, industries, authorities and Citizens. Nevertheless, the cost for large deployments and maintenance of ground sensing networks for local surveillance across these Widezones is extremely high. Hence, large areas of high economic importance, particularly those situated at Member States cross-borders, may be exposed to undetected local illicit activities. These could lead to large systemic failures of the processes operating in wider zones, while economic stability, safety and security [...]




Technological and Methodological Solutions for Integrated Wide Area Situation Awareness and Survivor Localisation to Support Search and Rescue Teams. INACHUS aims to achieve significant time reduction for Urban Search and Rescue (USaR) operations. This is enabled by wide-area situation awareness solutions for improved detection and localization of the trapped victims assisted by simulation tools for predicting structural failures. Additionally, a holistic decision support mechanism incorporates operational procedures and resources of relevant actors to the system. INACHUS will assist the operations of First Responders (FRs) and USaR teams by providing an integrated platform that will enhance the operational effectiveness of all actors [...]




Co-operative Systems in Support of Networked Automated Driving by 2030 AutoNet2030 shall develop and test a co-operative automated driving technology, based on a decentralised decision-making strategy which is enabled by mutual information sharing among nearby vehicles. The project is aiming for a 2020-2030 deployment time horizon, taking into account the expected preceding introduction of co-operative communication systems and sensor based lane-keeping/cruise-control technologies. By taking this approach, a strategy can be worked out for the gradual introduction of fully automated driving systems, which makes the best use of the widespread existence of co-operative systems in the near-term and makes the deployment of [...]




Reconstruction and REcovery Planning: Rapid and Continuously Updated COnstruction Damage, and Related Needs ASSessment RECONASS, FP7-SEC (312718), (Reconstruction and REcovery Planning: Rapid and Continuously Updated COnstruction Damage, and Related Needs ASSessment) will provide a monitoring system for constructed facilities that will provide a near real time, reliable, and continuously updated assessment of the structural condition of the monitored facilities after a disaster with enough detail to be useful for early and full recovery planning. The above assessment will be seamlessly integrated with automated, near real-time and continuously updated assessment of physical damage, loss of functionality, direct economic loss and needs of [...]




Managed Aquifer Recharge SOLutions Storing water in aquifers during times of excess can help address water scarcity challenges experienced in many parts of the Mediterranean Basin. In principal, large storage capacity is available in shallow aquifers, either due to thick unsaturated zones or due to already depleted water resources in overexploited aquifers. In addition, water quality can be improved due to chemical and biological reactions during transport of the infiltrated water through the unsaturated and saturated zone. Therefore, Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) could be the key Water Resources Management (WRM) tool for tackling water scarcity in the Mediterranean and beyond. In [...]


Tempus-e-Laboratories for Physics and Engineering Education


The main project objective is to establish a virtual internet-based engineering campus for laboratory exercises. These exercises will target students in mechanical, electrical and civil departments, as well as Physics education in high schools and preparatory engineering. This will be achieved through the following main tasks: 1. Develop several electronic laboratory exercises for engineering education. These exercises will be web based so that students can access these laboratory exercises from home and go through different experiments to complete a certain lab sheet or homework assignment. 2. Several experiments will be carried out at the university campus, and will be controlled through [...]

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Automated Driving Applications and Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles AdaptIVe enhanced the performance and improved the acceptance of automated driving of cars and trucks. The project developed new and integrated automated functions to improve traffic safety by minimizing the effects of human errors and to enhance traffic efficiency by smoother flows and reduced congestion.The approach was based on a shared control concept, assuring proper collaboration between the driver and the automation system. This was realised using cooperative vehicle technologies, advanced obstacle sensors and adaptive schemes where the level of automation dynamically responds to the situation and driver status. The project demonstrated and evaluated [...]




Demonstrate Ecosystem Services Enabling Innovation in the Water Sector Water scarcity and water quality are important issues in urban areas across Europe and beyond. New technology or management approaches to tackle these issues are needed. Those approaches are more likely to turn into real innovations that are actually implemented and taken up by the market if there is evidence of their benefits or added value in economic, environmental and societal terms. Therefore, a method to prove the value of new solutions is needed too. DESSIN demonstrates and promotes innovative solutions for water scarcity and water quality / the implementation of the [...]




FeAsiBility analysis and development of on-Road chargIng solutions for future electric vehiCles FABRIC addressed the technological feasibility, economic viability and social and environmental impact of dynamic on-road charging of electric vehicles. The main project objectives were to evaluate the performance of on-road wireless prototypes in real driving conditions; assess the impact on the transport infrastructure and on the electricity network from the wide introduction of such systems; assess the impact on the vehicle supply chain and on the environment, and derive recommendations for large-scale deployment. To achieve its objectives, the FABRIC project consortium, which consists of 24 partners from 9 EU [...]




ROBOtic System with Intelligent Vision and Control for Tunnel Structural inSPECTion and Evaluation ROBO-SPECT, driven by the tunnel inspection industry, adapts and integrates recent research results in intelligent control in robotics, computer vision tailored with semi-supervised and active continuous learning and sensing, in an innovative, integrated, robotic system  that automatically scans the intrados for potential defects on the surface and detects and measures radial deformation in the cross-section, distance between parallel cracks, cracks and open joints that impact tunnel stability, with mm accuracies. This permits, in one pass, both the inspection and structural assessment of tunnels. Intelligent control and robotics tools [...]

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