The consortium gathers 21 partners and 3 third parties (linked to a beneficiary under GA special clause 10) from 12 European countries from the EU 27, including France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. It associates an industrial Research Centre, Public Research Organisations, industrial companies of various sizes and several end-users.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, Defence & Security and related services. In 2007,
EADS generated revenues of € 39.1 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000.
EADS Innovation Works is the research & technology production facility of EADS. With sites in France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Singapore, UK and a workforce of more than 600, it provides world-class capabilities in aeronautics, defence and space research topics. Consistent with the EADS research & technology strategy and covering the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to the EADS group of companies, EADS Innovation Works is organized in seven trans-national Technical Capability Centers (TCC): 1- Composites Technologies – 2-Metallic Technologies & Surface Engineering – 3-Structures Engineering, Production & Mechatronics – 4-Sensors, Electronics and Systems Integration – 5-Simulation, Information Technologies & Systems Engineering – 6-Energy and propulsion –7-Innovative Concepts & Scenarios. EADS Innovation Works is an operational and strategic entity for the creation of added value by technology innovation. It fosters technological excellence and business orientation through the sharing of competences and means between the various partners of EADS and it develops and maintain partnerships with world famous schools, universities and research centers.
Sagem Défense Sécurité is a high-technology company belonging to the SAFRAN group (55,000 employees, 11 billion € annual revenues). As a leading European defense and security electronics company, its business covers 3 main fields: navigation and aeronautics systems, where it is the world leader in helicopter flight control, optronics and air-land systems, where it is the European leader in optronics systems; and the field of security. Its equipment and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure air transport safety, secure data transmission, personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level.
Sagem is Europe’s leading manufacturer of tactical UAV systems. Being both a system integrator and a manufacturer of all critical equipment in a UAV system (EO/IR payload, datalink, inertial navigation, Flight Control System, ground segment), Sagem owns a unique position in European UAV industry. Its Sperwer UAV system, fully designed and manufactured in Europe, has been delivered to 6 Armed Forces and has been deployed in Afghanistan by several nations since 2003. Sagem has recently unveiled its Patroller longendurance surveillance UAV. Based on a civil certified airframe, the Patroller is particularly adapted to homeland security missions (territorial protection, rescue missions, border surveillance).
Laurea University of Applied Sciences operates actively in the R&D projects and its international cooperation network includes 180 institutions around the world. Laurea educates in Security management and was rewarded in the Centre of Excellence in education for 2008–2009. Laurea has around 500 personnel and 8 000 students. Laurea offers Master’s Degree Programme in Security Competence and Bachelor of Business Administration qualification focuses on Private Security and has advanced specialization studies in Data Security, Risk Management and International Security Management. Laurea has a vast contact network with actors operating in public and private safety & security, civil protection and crises management which are utilized in AIRBEAM. In R&D Laurea has
Memorandum of Understanding with University of Arizona BORDERS research centre and cooperation projects focus on Border Security, topics including Identity verification, Micro Air Vehicles, Cargo Security, E-verify and Risk Assessment. Project funding is applied from the US Department of Homeland Security. Laurea is also active with its Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) Membership. To name a few R&D projects: Satellite Tracking Risks (focusing on risks and challenges of satellite tracking in cross-border operations), Rescuing Intelligence and Electronic Core Applications project (risks analysis of essential CIIP systems and a method to minimize risks in new system), ITEA2 projects GUARANTEE and DIYSE.
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is the Italian leader in Avionics, Sensors and Airborne Systems. SELEX Galileo works in Defence Electronics Systems, with a total of 7000 people of which 1100 are working in R&D activities in the fields of Surveillance systems, UAV, Avionic systems, Flight simulation and Sensors (Electro-Optical and Radar) mainly for the security and military market.
Both Space and E/O Systems Business Units have most applications in Electro Optics and are the Leaders in Italy of military and security platforms as supplier of single equipment and also of complete systems for Space, Air, Sea and Ground. In particular SG develops and produces Thermal Cameras and E/O equipment for international and Italian market. GA is responsible of the development of E/O equipment of the Italian Soldier, of Infrared Search and Track for Naval and Avionics platforms, of FCS, of Surveillance avionics platforms, of Border Control. SG participates, leading some consortium in some cases, in many R&T projects within European FP and EDA. Air System, UAV and Simulators Business Unit is involved in SMAT, a “system of systems” for environmental surveillance by mean of different categories of unmanned air systems
INDRA is the premier Information Technology company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe and Latin America. It is ranked as among the three largest European IT services companies according to stock market capitalisation, and the second Spanish company with the most investment in R&D. In 2010, revenues reached € 2,557 M, of which a third came from the international market. The company employs more than 31,000 professionals and has clients in 110 countries. Indra is organised around six vertical markets: Defence and Security, Transport and Traffic, Energy and Industry, Telecom and Media, Finance and Insurance and Public Administration and Healthcare. Indra’s solutions and services offering implies a comprehensive management model for the needs of clients, starting from the design of a solution, through its development and implementation, right up
to its operational management. Indra is the most relevant system integrator in Spain, with applicable capabilities ranging from sensors to systems integration, command and control centres, communications, satellite-based solutions, etc., all of which are key elements of the emergency domain. The space division, formerly known as Indra Espacio, S.A. as a subsidiary of INDRA and the same legal entity since 1st October 2011, has 275 employees. This division has been more than 25 years supporting customers in satellite ground segment technology providing turnkey solutions related to Telecommunications, Navigation, Spacecraft Control and Remote Sensing. The company is based in Madrid, very close to the airport, with the headquarters and the Earth Stations and Remote Sensing departments. There is a second facility in Barcelona which hosts Telecommunications and Navigation activities, also involved in the current proposal. The Remote Sensing Department, is a multidisciplinary group of engineers and technicians in Ground Segment Systems, Remote Sensing, GIS, Digital Image Processing and Software Development. It is precisely the combination of Software Engineering with EO applications exploitation and development what enables us to provide complete solutions The Remote Sensing Department is engaged in the development and integration of Earth Observation processing centres, data archives and specific IT systems for EO centres as well as in the service provision of information datasets obtained through image processing techniques and image exploitation tools that, in some cases (like SAR imagery) are own developments. The Remote Sensing Department has over 65 staff and is the largest Remote Sensing-IT unit in Spain. The major references of the space division of INDRA are the Spanish Defence Ministry, the Ministry of Environment, the Municipality of Madrid, ESA, National Mapping Institute (IGN), EUSC, etc…
The Communication Networks Institute CNI focuses, in research and teaching, on the development and quantitative performance evaluation of cutting-edge communication networks and services for numerous challenging application areas. CNI employs currently 21 scientists, which are involved in large-scale research projects funded by the EU and the German research and technology ministry. CNI is furthermore actively involved in IETF work on a future Mobile IPv6 and part of the European research platform e-Mobility. The research work of CNI is regularly published primarily on international IEEE conferences. A specific focus of the research work is the development of large-scale, spatially distributed sensor/actor networks for the control of security-sensitive processes in telemedicine, industrial automation and energy systems as well as emergency prevention and response. In addition to the highly available and possibly mobile networking components, the indoor/outdoor geographical referencing plays an important role. Therefore CNI is also involved in research related to the design of the next generation satellite system GALILEO. A quite unique collection of lab equipment of network emulators for all relevant networking technologies, such as GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, WiMAX, ZigBee, Powerline, IPv6 and MIPv6 allows CNI to provide a realistic network environment for experimental analysis. At the same time, CNI contributes heavily to the international project OMNeT++ to develop a network simulator allowing the analysis of large-scale networking scenarios under extreme conditions, which cannot be realized in lab environments. CNI has extended OMNeT++ by a tool chain that allows the user to integrate very sophisticated radio channel models as well as application-specific communication traffic generators. Within the national research project AirShield (9 partners), CNI serves as coordinator of the project and contributes to the design and implementation of an avionic robotic system using Micro Unmanned Arial Vehicles (MUAV) to detect and monitor harmful gas concentrations, caused by large-scale fires or other incidents. Another core competence of CNI is the evolution of service-oriented architectures towards embedded systems, specifically Device Profiles for Web Services (within the EU FP6 project MORE).Within the research project EDeMa (10 Mill. Euro funding), CNI leads the activities of designing an Internet of Energy to flexibly and at the same reliably interconnect distributed energy systems.
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) has been established as the Greek Ministry’s Citizen Protection think tank on security policies. KEMEA has gained extensive experience through the operational planning and implementation phase for the Security Program of Critical Complex infrastructure for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games period, the security plans revisions that followed the terrorist attacks in Madrid and London, and the table top/real exercises that have been organized for this purpose.. Currently KEMEA is developing a study for the Greek Ministry for Citizen Protection for Methodological Approaches to Enhance Border Security in order to minimize Organized Crime and Illegal Immigration. In addition KEMEA works closely with the Hellenic Police who has the leading role as a coordination Agency in the development of the Phase 1 of the EUROSUR Policy. KEMEA is leading the Ministry Citizen Protection effort to the FP7 framework Programme in Security. This effort makes KEMEA a strong partner in the area of Border Surveillance Security. KEMEA is representing Greece to ESRIF activities.
Vigilance B.V. provides Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) related Services, Solutions and Training. Our team is dedicated to solve our customer’s problems and challenges by applying innovative technology and operational expertise. Our team of professionals has an extensive operational background and a pragmatic approach to the challenges they face. Experience is enhanced with creativity, innovation and collaboration with our team and partners to ensure effective and efficient solutions for our customers.
Vigilance experts support several government organisations with; Concept Development, Operations analysis and evaluation In theatre system support, Project management and
Support and Imagery Analysis.
Vigilance has an expanding range of solutions and products amongst which are: Aerostat systems, ISR Exploitation systems, 4D real time information presentation, Unmanned systems, Acoustic sensors and 360° EO/IR sensors.
Aimed at organizations that require optimal situational awareness in their operational decision making processes, Vigilance Aviation specializes in producing and disseminating on demand, real-time, high quality aerial imagery. Our services provide your organization with turn key, cost effective, aerial imaging solution anytime and anywhere.
The Vigilance ISR Academy is an industry leader in the development of ISR related courseware and training programs. The ISR Academy has a proven track record in the training of imagery analysts and sensor operators. Among its customers are numerous international defence departments and governmental agencies.
THALES COMMUNICATIONS FRANCE is a part of the THALES group (http://www.thalesgroup.com). TCF is a world leader in its domain of activity covering communications networks, satellite communications, mobile radio-communications, naval & infrastructure communication systems, airborne communication, navigation and identification systems both for civil and military aircraft, command information systems, radio-surveillance systems and radio spectrum monitoring, network administration and security. TCF has a long experience in very large Information Systems and secure infrastructures for systems and networks, including Internet and Intranets. TCF also develops a full range of telecommunication platforms and components, a range of high performance security products and has a deep skill in secure telecommunications for public and governmental organisations, emergency services and armies.
INOV – Inesc Inovação is the leading private non-profit R&D organization in Portugal. INOV’s main purpose is the participation in technological development and innovation processes in close cooperation with governments, enterprises and universities. INOV has accumulated strong technical expertise in: Telecommunication Equipments and Services, Access Networks, Mobile Communication Systems, Sensor Networks, Network Architectures and Protocols, Speech Technologies and Systems, Navigation Systems and Fleet Management, Remote Monitoring and Surveillance Systems, Security and Defence Systems, Control and Electronics Development, New Technologies for Aeronautics & Aerospace, and Organizational Engineering. INOV has consolidated knowledge and proven installed solutions for security, monitoring and surveillance, with clients and partners in Portugal, EUA, Angola, China,Turkey, Brazil, Greece, etc.. INOV has also participated in many National and European R&D projects, including: UBISEC&SENS; IMPAST; TANGO; CICLOPE; etc…
EADS (Cassidian) is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2008, Cassidian – with around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion.
Military Air Systems: Military Air Systems (MAS) is the integrated competence centre of EADS Cassidian for airborne military systems. MAS bundles competencies and skills in the areas of combat and manned mission aircraft. MAS is also active in the field of high-performance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). For the systems of the above mentioned areas, MAS also offers accompanying training programmes and facilities as well as comprehensive system support throughout the in-service phase. In this way, MAS meets the requirements of modern air forces throughout the service life of military air systems. Beginning with design and development, MAS handles everything from engineering, production and systems integration to comprehensive product support during operation. That includes maintenance, repair and upgrades. MAS combines classic technological capabilities in the construction of high-performance military aircraft with know-how and experience in the area of “ISTAR” technologies (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) and data transmission. MAS is thus capable of offering integrated air systems that meet the requirements of network centric operations.
Mission Air Systems, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: The Business Unit is active in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). MAS is involved in various forward-looking projects, some in close conjunction with international partners. With innovative concepts for modular and agile UAVs, MAS devises solutions to meet the demands placed on the capabilities of next-generation UAV systems integrated in Network Centric Environments.
FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) is an independent public authority, created to serve the Ministry of Defence and now also serving an increasing number of civilian clients. FOI has a staff of approximately 1000 and an annual turnover of 100 M€, of which 94 % derives from project sales. Core activities are applied research and development for defence, safety and security, in a wide range of specialist fields including sensor and information technologies, command and control, aerospace and underwater technology, physical and nuclear, biological and chemical protection. Projects range from short, problem solving to long term studies, technology development and assessment in a broad spectrum of areas from natural sciences and physiology to social sciences and policy analysis. FOI is today participating in a large number of EU FP7 security related projects with FOI involvements are for example: IMSK, WIMA2S, MARSUR, Support and SeaBilla.
Alenia Aeronautica, owned at 100% by Finmeccanica, is the Italian leader in aeronautics and a major European player in the aerospace industry. The company is dedicated to a full range of activities, from design and production to modification and product support for both military and civil aircraft.
Today, Alenia Aeronautica can rely on a first-class international network of subsidiaries including Alenia Aermacchi, Alenia Aeronavali, Alenia SIA, Quadrics, Alenia North America, Alenia Hellas and joint ventures like Eurofighter (with BAE Systems and EADS), ATR (with EADS), GMAS (with L3 Communications) and Global Aeronautica (with Vought Industries) and long-established relationships with Boeing and Lockheed Martin. In 2005 Alenia Aeronautica recorded consolidated revenues in excess of 2.046 billion Euros with a workforce of 11,200 skilled technicians distributed among several advanced Centers of Excellence in Italy and abroad, working every day to secure a continuing success.
In the civil aircraft field the company plays a main role in the commercial aircraft sector. With EADS it was developed the aircraft family for regional transport, ATR, which is now the most successful commuter program, with over 680 units sold. A long-standing Alenia relationship with Boeing includes the design and manufacture of parts for both B767 and 777. The company is now involved in the B787 program, for supplying structural parts. Alenia designed and builds structural parts for A321, A340-500/600 and supplies structural parts to BAESYSTEMS for the A318, A319, A320. Alenia is involved (with a 4% share) in the new A380 programme.
In the UAV field, in the 90th the company conducted studies on HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) platforms. Presently it is involved in some technological demonstrator programs such as Sky-X, Molynx and Neuron.
The company’s research and development activities are focused on developing its different business lines, improving existing products, developing new European civil and military aircraft and increasing competitiveness through the enhancement of industrial processes. Alenia Aeronautica research and development activities aim at developing its capabilities within the partnerships and collaborations in which it participates and focus on specific aeronautical technologies, material technologies and their production processes, on-board and mission systems and functional integration as well as feasibility and definition studies for new projects.
The ESC situated in Kuopio, Finland, provides education and training under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior. The College provides basic vocational training and further training in rescue services including emergency response centre dispatchers. In addition, the College provides courses and consultancy in:
· Emergency preparedness for authorities and persons responsible for civil defence
· Civilian crisis management missions
· International humanitarian operations together with UN, EU and NATO PFP
· Special emergency tasks tailored for different organisations both nationally and internationally
Research: the College has a long experience of different national and international R&D projects (Currently 5 EU-level projects). Its expertise areas are ICT within emergency services, CBRNE and dealing with cross-border emergencies. The ESC R&D Unit is in charge of the coordination of all the research activities within the Rescue Services in Finland. The Unit has 15 employees and in addition there are 10-15 persons taking part in various research projects annually.
Facilities: the simulating and testing environment at the College includes following main building blocks:
· TETRA radio network both real and simulated (TETRASim)
· Emergency Response Centre simulator (10 dispatcher work stations with full
functional CAD), Paramedic simulators
· Three Computer Classrooms, Language studio, Laboratory etc.,
· Training Ground (30+ hectares) with various training fields and testing facilities
including hazmat field, meteorological station, sensor network etc.
· Fire trucks, command cars, ambulances & other vehicles (70).
Dassault Aviation (DASSAV) is a major world player in the aeronautical industry, involved in the military and civilian fields. The company’s leadership status is driven by expertise in emerging and strategic technologies, trend-setting design capabilities, lean and flexible production facilities, a highly skilled and committed workforce, and a broad portfolio of products.
The main Company Product suites are: in the military field, the Rafale combat Aircraft and some Surveillance systems such as the Alantic2 MPA ; in the civilian field the Top End Falcon Business Jets Family.
In the UAV field, in 2003, a UCAV technology demonstrator program, the NEURON, was launched by the French government, with Dassault Aviation chosen as prime contractor for the project. Dassault Aviation is also active in the field of ISR UAV Systems and has proposed a MALE ISR system to French and Spanish governments. Dassault Aviation is using a small size UAV family named Aeronef de Validation Experimental (AVE) in various versions that are used for experiments.
In the regulatory environment field, DASSAV has been one of the initiators and one of the active members of the “JAA Eurocontrol task force”. In this group DASSAV has developed and has proposed a method to determine and justify the UAV safety objectives. A method that the EASA has later proposed in its A-NPA on UAV has one of the methods to develop certification codes. DASSAV has also been one of the active player in the development of USAR, a French DGA airworthiness code for state UAS. DASSAV is also very active in the domain of UAV insertion in the airspace. DASSAV through its participation in different ATM groups (ATM ASD committee, ATM IMG) is promoting UAV insertion in the ATM and has been at the origin of UAV consideration by the SESAR program.
ISDEFE, is an independent Spanish Systems Engineering firm, headquartered in Madrid. Isdefe is a government-owned (Spanish Ministry of Defence) company involved in scientific, technical and Management activities on a non-profit basis. Since Isdefe can only work for public bodies, it has no financial, commercial or industrial interest. With more than 900 employees, the company provides high quality consultancy through the areas of defence, security, transport systems, information society technologies and communications. Isdefe render services under contracts to over 25 national and international civil and defence agencies, mainly for the Spanish Ministry of Defence, Armies and Civil Aviation Authority, as well as for the Public Body Aena (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation), EUROCONTROL and several General Directorates of the EC. The main skills for their participation in AIRBEAM are related to systems design (SACTA, Madrid-Barajas airport CGA, SAFEE, military systems), safety and security assessments (CAATS II, SAFEE, SOFIA, INOUI, COUNTERACT), validation (MAEVA, CAATS, CAATS II, SAFEE, EPISODE3, G2G…) and regulatory issues (SAFEE, SOFIA, INOUI …). Isdefe is UNE-EN-ISO 9001 and PECAL/AQAP 110 quality certified.
It is located in the city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. The University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary institution, with five faculties: Art and Design, Education, Law, Social Sciences, Tourism and Business. It also has a renowned multidisciplinary research facility, the Arctic Centre, which conducts internationally recognised research on the interaction between people and the environment in the Arctic. University of Lapland has over 4000 full-time graduate students, and ca. 600 staff members.
Faculty of Law, one of three nationally, is an integral part of the University of Lapland. We have turned out as much as every fourth lawyer in Finland. Currently, there are a total of ca. 850 degree students in the Faculty. The Faculty of Law supports its broad-based educational mission through research in all of the traditional fields within the discipline as well as in the novel specialisations of Legal Linguistics (particularly relevant within the EU), Legal Informatics and Air and Space Law. Increasingly, the emphasis is on legal research, which also forms the basis for teaching.
The Faculty of Law hosts the northernmost Institute of Air and Space Law, which is one of only four such institutes world-wide. The Institute of Air and Space Law is specialized, as its name says, in legal issues pertaining to the use or air space and outer space. One of the main functions of the Institute is to provide possibilities to conduct doctoral research for postgraduate students interested in these areas of law, whether their interests relate to international law (public or private), European law or national legislation of such activities. The Institute participates in cutting-edge research projects such as the SATERISK – Satellite Tracking Risks Project where the Institute´s researchers currently focus on examining legal questions pertaining to the use of navigation satellites. These include, for instance, those related to positioning activities and protection of privacy.
Astrium Satellite is well known as a system integrator and a major satellite prime contractor, having accumulated an experience of more than 25 years covering all domains of satellite systems: Earth Observation, Science, Telecommunication and Navigation. Inside ASTRIUM Satellite, the Telecom System Department regroups telecom expertise, satellite system and system of system design, network and radiocommunication engineering. The AIRBEAM project will benefit from the experience acquired through EC projects – coordinated for most of them by the department – . These projects are dealing with hybrid satellite-wireless communication systems (TWISTER, Rural Wings, NETADDED and WISECOM) or communications for GMES for various host platforms like satellites, HAPS or UAVs (TANGO).
In the field of optical sensors, the Earth Observation Department was responsible for all high resolution cameras of the SPOT family satellites, making the company the European leader in the field of high resolution instruments in the visible and near-infrared domain. On radar sensors ASTRIUM is currently responsible for the design and development of the multispectral imager for the Sentinel 2 GMES satellite of ESA. ASTRIUM has carried out every aspect of SAR instruments and image processing (ERS-1/2, ASAR, RADARSAT, TerraSAR-X, TerraSAR-L). Furthermore, ASTRIUM has substantial heritage in Radar technology.
VITO was founded by the Flemish Government in 1991. It is now a leading independentEuropean research and consulting centre for the development of sustainable technologies in the area of energy, environment, materials and remote sensing. VITO provides intelligent and qualitative solutions that increase the competitive advantage of large and small companies. It’s objective research, studies and advices enable industry and government to establish future policy. VITO’s research finds its application in (a.o.) new, efficient and cheaper production technologies, reduced energy consumption, biomaterials, healthcare, care for the environment etc., as well as in mapping and monitoring and modelling the effects of climate change. VITO counts more than 600 highly qualified employees from diverse specialisations and co-operates with sector federations and their research centres, universities, colleges and European research institutes.
Remote sensing activity (department TAP ~70 people working on remote sensing)
Remote sensing activities at VITO started in the early nineties and for the last 10 years can be allocated to three main research fields:
- space borne low resolution image processing for global vegetation monitoring,
- application development based upon low, medium and high resolution images,
- the development of new remote sensing systems, platforms and instruments.
The VITO-TAP nowadays has obtained regional, national and international respect with regard to global vegetation monitoring (coordinator of the SPOT VEGETATION Production Entity), high resolution imaging spectroscopy (will become the APEX operator for ESA), and the development of innovative earth observation solutions (initiator and driving force behind the PEGASUS HALE-UAV project). During the last years VITO-TAP also developed a low altitude UAV activity and operates currently 3 small UAS. VITO was also active disaster management issue through a.o. the FP6 -OSIRIS project (demo dedicated to forest fire) and the ESA SEVESEO project.
The department is composed of 3 main groups:
· The TECHNOLOGY team focuses on developing innovative remote sensing systems and employs system engineers, analysts, instrument scientists and image simulator physicists.
· The GEODATA platform team is responsible for all data processing and archiving facilities, and requires ICT system engineers, system administrators, operators and image quality experts.
· The APPLICATIONS research team develops value-added products and services for end users, based upon standard airborne and space borne image products.
Slovenian police (SLP) is autonomous body within Ministry of Interior, organised on three levels: national (General Police Directorate), regional (11 Police Directorates), and local (Police stations). Police tasks are:
1. protecting life, personal safety and property of people;
2. preventing, discovering and inspecting penal acts and minor offences, discovering and arresting those committing penal acts and minor offences, other wanted persons and their extradition to the authorised bodies;
3. maintaining public order;
4. control and regulation of traffic on public roads and non-categorised roads used for public traffic;
5. protecting the state border and performing border control;
6. performing tasks defined in the regulations about foreigners;
7. protecting certain persons, bodies, buildings and districts;
8. protecting certain working places and the secrecy of information of state bodies, if not otherwise defined by law; and
9. performing tasks defined in the Law on Police and other laws and secondary legislation documents.
RadioLabs, standing for “Consorzio Università Industria – Laboratori di Radiocomunicazioni”, is a non-profit Research consortium established in 2001. Its headquarters are located in Rome, Italy. Presently it includes three academic partners – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, “University of Roma Tre”, “University of L’Aquila” – and two industrial partners belonging to the Finmeccanica Group – Selex Communications and Telespazio. RadioLabs mission is to contribute on Applied Research, Innovation, and Knowledge Transfer in the emerging fields of ICT and relevant applications. Its main skills are in the areas of telecommunications, including wireless, satellites, Internet systems and services, and new media technologies. Main areas of interest include: new wireless technologies, ambient intelligence, infomobility and context based services. RadioLabs was involved in the FP5“ULTRAWAVES” project and “FIFTH” project that has been addressed to devise solutions to make the provision of mobile services with guaranteed quality of service to passengers in a high speed train. In FP6, it coordinated the “SIMPLICITY” and “SMS” STREP projects. It was partner in “PULSERS I” and “PULSERS II” projects. It also joined two IST FET projects: “DELIS” and “AEOLUS”. In FP7 it joined the “JEOPARD” project. RadioLabs is partner in ESA project LOCKSAT B. Additionally RadioLabs was involved in VICOM (Virtual Immersive COMmunications) project project funded by the Italian Ministry of Instruction University and Research and aiming at devise new ambient intelligent services and advanced context aware functionalities making available user self-adaptable services and in e-CASA (Easy Context-Aware System Architecture) Project to deploy a context aware service platform. Currently RadioLabs is involved in DAHMS (Distributed Architecture Modular Home Multifunctional Systems) project addressed to design a platform allowing the elderly people to provide early detection and adaptive support to changing needs related to ageing and living satisfyingly and independently at home. RadioLabs has been involved in EU and national projects, performing activities of system architecture design in heterogeneous networks environments, where interoperability and integration are envisaged of communication wireless technologies (WiMAX, WiFi, UMTS, GSM/GPRS, TETRA and satellite) and control and surveillance wireless technologies (wireless sensor networks, ZigBee, RFID, UWB, GPS/Galileo). It has also expertise in the deployment of location and tracking services and in Body Area Network deployment. It encompasses skills in the development and performance analysis of innovative localization algorithms based on wireless technologies: RF-Id, WiFi, WiMAX, GPS, Smart TAG, as well as innovative technologies such as UWB. It has developed a software platform for the selective management and the integration of the localization data obtained by heterogeneous technologies.