Workpackage WP-1

User requirements and pilot use cases

Objectives:

The key objective of this WP is to study and specify the requirements of the targeted users with respect to the proposed surveillance platform, analysing and turning them into specifications. Based on this analysis, it will define and deliver a number of representative use cases and scenarios and concept of operations to exemplify the novelties of the ROBORDER platform. Moreover, this WP will consider from an early stage of the project all security, ethical and legal requirements of the envisioned platform.

Responsible Partner: HMOD

Workpackage WP-2

Sensing, robotics, and communication technologies

Objectives:

The aim of this WP is to establish innovative technologies and building blocks that empower the ROBORDER platform in terms of sensors, carriers/platforms and communication solutions. Each task shall cover the design and prototyping of the addressed technology, including laboratory verification of its functions.

Responsible Partner: ELTM

Workpackage WP-3

Detection and identification of border-related threats

Objectives:

The objective of this task is to perform detection techniques for pollution incidents, identification and tracking of illegal activities, detection of radio-frequency communications signals as well as detection of communication-based cyber-attacks to the operation of ROBORDER’s autonomous systems. It will also deploy low-level fusion techniques from heterogeneous sensing platforms in order to enhance the recognition capabilities.

Responsible Partner: CNIT

Workpackage WP-4

Command and control unit functionalities

Objectives:

This WP aims at the development of the ROBORDER navigation and decision support components. The output will be the implementation of all the core parts of the module, individually tested and ready for the integration process.

Responsible Partner: CERTH

Workpackage WP-5

Integration of ROBORDER platform for the remote assessment of border threats

Objectives:

The main objective of this WP is to plan the technological roadmap and design the architecture based on user requirements and integrate the developed technical artefacts in previous WPs (WP2 to WP4).

Responsible Partner: TEK-AS

Workpackage WP-6

Demonstrations and evalulation

Objectives:

The main objective of this WP is to evaluate the developed platform and train the border authorities and Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs) for using it.
Several tasks will be necessary to accomplish the main WP goal. Firstly, a benchmarking will be defined. This benchmarking will allow the evaluation of the effectiveness of the ROBORDER platform in the different Practical Use Cases (PUCs). Secondly, a test-bed capability based on Modelling and Simulation (M&S) will be created to support the development of the ROBORDER platform and to test the PUCs prior to the operational tests. At the same time, the operator training's material will be developed and distributed to train the border authorities and LEAs on the use of the ROBORDER platform. Finally, the ROBORDER platform will be validated in three different operational tests, two in the maritime environment conducting border crossing and marine pollution scenarios, and the other one in a land border crossing scenario.

Responsible Partner: CMRE

Workpackage WP-7

Dissemination and exploitation

Objectives:

The main objectives of this WP are to contribute to market awareness by disseminating information on the project, its progress and results and to ensure the exploitation of the results in academia, industry and especially in SMEs, and end-users.

Responsible Partner: EVERIS

Workpackage WP-8

Project management

Objectives:

The primary objectives of this WP are to manage the project to time and budget; to co-ordinate the activities; to monitor and adjust the implementation plan if necessary; to monitor the data management and the ethics.

Responsible Partner: TEK-AS