Title: Wide Maritime Area Airborne Surveillance (WIMAAS) WP5 Final Report
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC68160
ISBN: 978-92-79-22801-8 (print)
978-92-79-22802-5 (PDF)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 25183 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-25183-EN-C (print); LB-NA-25183-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC68160
DOI: 10.2788/69000 (print)
10.2788/6952 (online)
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report of WIMA2S Work Package 5 (WP5), describes the definition, planning, execution and evaluation of the WIMA2S UAS flight experiment. The main aim of the WIMA2S project consists of developing key technologies to prepare the future for the operational use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), innovative mission aircraft and space assets, as key building blocks integrated in a System of Systems approach. WIMA2S takes into account the current operational user requirements and the needs to develop strong European capabilities in the fields of maritime policy, integrated border management and security R&T, identified as top priorities by the EU. The main objectives of WP5 comprised the definition and performance of a UAS flight experiment based on one of the maritime surveillance scenarios elaborated in task WP2.2, the illustration of a complete information flow of the planning of a multi-sensor/multi-platform surveillance mission and the remote control concept for mission system. The UAS flight experiment has successfully illustrated the remote control of a maritime surveillance system using different scenarios derived from the end-users requirements/needs identified in WP2. The experiment was carried out at El Arenosillo airbase, in Huelva, Spain in close cooperation with Guardia Civil, INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) and ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España). The UAS flight experiment comprised the following sequence of events. The Command and Control Centre at INTA airbase tasked the UAS for a routine maritime surveillance flight. During the UAS flight, Guardia Civil deployed a small rubber boat. The boat was detected by the Huelva SIVE station through its coastal radar and camera. The Guardia Civil classified the non-identified target as a potential non-cooperative target and tasked the UAS for an investigation flight. The UAS flew to the area where the non-cooperative target was detected by the SIVE station and detected and classified the non-identified target as a small rubber boat (Tiger type) and sent the video of the target to the Command and Control Centre via Satellite communications. The UAS tracked the target for a while to collect additional information and try to identify it. A complete information flow of the planning of a multi-sensor/multi-platform surveillance mission has also been illustrated. All WP5 objectives have been fully achieved according to the planned.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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