Darius ((Deployable SAR Integrated Chain with Unmanned Systems))

Name of the provider (company name or main contact name), or FIRE IN ID ? BAE Systems

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) The project has leveraged previous R&D efforts on unmanned vehicle technologies for situation awareness by adapting and integrating those technologies for complex multi-national/agency SAR operations. The main objective of DARIUS was to reach effective levels of interoperability so these systems can be shared between several organizations. This objective was achieved by designing a Generic Ground Station (GGS) to provide command and control tasking of multiple unmanned vehicles simultaneously, with overall situation awareness and visualisation of the sensor outputs of the multiple unmanned vehicles. Associated data interface standards have been defined to ensure interoperability with a smooth and transparent data flow between the individual Ground Control Stations (GCS) of the unmanned platforms and the GGS where this information is orchestrated to providing the operator with a continuously updated common operational picture. The system was fully integrated in the command and control chain with a consistent communication network. In addition, DARIUS has adapted the existing unmanned systems and their payloads (air, ground and maritime) to the specificities of the Search and Rescue missions. The DARIUS solutions were evaluated in real conditions through 3 scenarios (earthquake, forest fire and maritime SAR) designed by the end-users.

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interoperability of unmanned air, ground and maritime vehicles in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations

TRL of the proposed solution - Innovation stage (if applicable) Not applicable

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completed in 2015

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