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|Title:||EULER - The First Pan-European SDR-based Public Safety Communications Platform Project|
|Authors:||BALDINI Gianmarco; STURMAN Taj; VERGARI Fabrizio; LUISE Marco; PICCOLI Ottavio; BOLZAN Emilio; BRÄYSY Timo|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the SDR 2010 Technical Conference and Product Exposition p. 695-700|
|Publisher:||Wireless Innovation Forum|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Effective international public safety communications has become in more recent times a principal focal point; partly motivated by the increased risk of concentrated natural disasters, such as flooding, earthquakes and fires, and partly, due to the risks and consequent impact of terrorist attacks. This paper focuses on a European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) initiative known as EULER ¿ European SDR (Software Defined Radio) for wireless in joint security operations. The EULER project seeks to demonstrate the benefits of SDR pertaining to a natural disaster of significant stature such as to solicit a coordinated pan-European response. The SDR platforms interfaces with WiMAX and TETRA COTS networks with an underlying satellite link to guarantee the wideband capabilities for performing a full voice, image, file and video transfer. The main feature if EULER in this respect is the definition of a common waveform that respects the SCA constraints, and guar-antees maximum portability. This paper discusses a range of issues which have been identified thus far within the EULER project, in particular the perceived pan-European interoperabil-ity needs of Public Safety, and of the latter with military de-vices/networks. Aspects of interoperability are also extended to the three dimensions of platform, waveform and information assurance.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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