project . 2017 - 2019 . Closed

ALFA

Advanced Low Flying Aircrafts Detection and Tracking
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 700002 Call for proposal: H2020-BES-2015
  • Funded under: H2020 | RIA Overall Budget: 4,613,830 EURFunder Contribution: 4,613,830 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Jan 2017
    End Date
    31 Dec 2019
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
The last decades witnessed the ever growing effectiveness of Europe-subsidized border protection projects like SIVE and SIVICC. As maritime smuggling from Morocco towards the European borders of Portugal and Spain was combatted more effectively, the criminal modus operandi changed drastically, approaching air routes with cheap and small planes. New drone technology opens opportunity to both manned and unmanned airborne drug transports. Launched from any location and moving at low altitude and speed to mask their presence with the present clutter environment, drones can autonomously reach any landing site under nearly all circumstances. The ALFA system bridges th...
Description
The last decades witnessed the ever growing effectiveness of Europe-subsidized border protection projects like SIVE and SIVICC. As maritime smuggling from Morocco towards the European borders of Portugal and Spain was combatted more effectively, the criminal modus operandi changed drastically, approaching air routes with cheap and small planes. New drone technology opens opportunity to both manned and unmanned airborne drug transports. Launched from any location and moving at low altitude and speed to mask their presence with the present clutter environment, drones can autonomously reach any landing site under nearly all circumstances. The ALFA system bridges th...
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