Projects

Current Projects

FireRS

February 2016 to June 2019

FireRS (acronym for wildFIRE Remote Sensing) aims to provide emergency agencies and / or coordination centers with an innovative tool for detecting and managing fire using new technologies. The new platform created in FireRS will provide almost real-time information, GPS positioning, fire perimeter, infrared images, propagation prediction, performance protocols, etc. The set consists of ground sensors, a dedicated picosatellite, a local and remote ground station as well as a mission control center.

ENDURANCE

January 2017 to June 2019

The objective of this project is to develop AUVs with a continuous operation duration of more than 48 hours, which together with the ground station will establish a system with adaptive sampling implementation that will allow planning between high-level objectives defined by the operator and local adaptation performed on board the vehicle.

Hydrodynamic and propulsion improvements, use of new energy storage technologies and development of algorithms for planning and controlling the execution of operations that minimize vehicle consumption.

BRIDGES

January 2015 to January 2019

BRIDGES (Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services) is developing two deep glider prototypes for further understanding, improved monitoring, and responsible exploitation of the marine environment while assuring its long-term preservation. These robust, cost-effective, re-locatable, versatile and easily-deployed ocean gliders will support autonomous, long-term in-situ exploration of the deep ocean at large spatio-temporal scales.

eUReady4OS

January 2017 to December 2018

A fleet of autonomous vehicle will provide earlier detection and tracking of in-water oil plumes to feed numerical models and increase the preparedness to reduce the consequences of the oil spill on the coast. This Project is an extension of the URready4OS funded in the 2013 call to increase a fleet of training vehicles.

Information about the previous project: http://www.upct.es/urready4os/

Accomplished Projects