- Name CAESARIS
- Coordination Centum Solutions
- Partners CENTUM SOLUTIONS (Spain), METASENSING (Netherlands), Small GIS (Poland), GRADIANT, ITWL (INSTYTUT TECHNICZNY WOJSK LOTNICZYCH, Poland), CNIT (CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI, Italia)
- Role Partner / subcontracted by CENTUM Solutions and Small GIS
- Funding 7th Framework Programme
In line with the European Commission security strategy, CAESARIS aims at exploiting information and communication technologies to enhance the effectiveness of border security and search and rescue operations. Particularly, CAESARIS is focused on the development of a new airborne remote sensing platform for people detection that is effective under varying conditions, including darkness, adverse meteorological conditions, and occlusion (people hidden behind opaque layers, like foliage, textile covers, etc), and at the same time, that is versatile and autonomous enough to cover a wide range of surveillance tasks with short deployment time.
To achieve this goal, CAESARIS proposal is based on two main ideas. First, different sensing technologies will be combined, namely SAR and visible range optical imaging, in order to benefit from their complementarity. The employed sensing hardware will be highly reconfigurable, being able to provide the most relevant data for each task. Second, the system will be self-reconfigurable: based on its own data inputs, it will be able to decide on the optimal sensor parameterization in each situation and to apply it during mission-time. This will be achieved by endowing the system with a cognitive control module, which is able to extract and fuse contextual information from multiple sources, and to take decisions both on sensor configuration and on selection of regions of interest.