PASSport
Operational Platform managing a fleet of semi-autonomous drones exploiting GNSS high Accuracy and Authentication to improve Security & Safety in port areas

Background & Objectives

The purpose of the PASSport (Operational Platform managing a fleet of semi-autonomous drones exploiting GNSS high Accuracy and Authentication to improve Security & Safety in port areas) is to engineer and qualify a solution extending situational awareness based on aerial fixed/ rotary wing and underwater drones to improve safety and security in port areas. The need stems from the directive 2005/65/CE asking to complement surveillance systems for the whole port area, in order to significantly improve security and safety for daily operations implanted in port area. This result also in saving citizen lives ensuring a high and equal level of safety and security for all European ports. Around one thousand European ports fall within the scope of the directive. As a consequence, PASSport responds to the needs expressed by port authorities, harbour master and border control authorities which are active parties in the consortium and will be directly involved in the definition of the proposed solutions. The proposed solution is intended to complement already operational platforms by extending the surveillance perimeter using a fleet of drones to provide innovation and operational support to the recognition, management and analysis of safety and security aspects of daily operations with particular attention to:

  • Pollution monitoring (safety)
  • Support to e-navigation (safety)
  • Critical buildings/ Infrastructures protection (security)
  • Protection against non-cooperative small craft approaching the port areas (security)
  • Underwater threats monitoring (security)

The project is expected to activate commercialisation channels based on the novelty represented by the usage of a fleet of semi-automated drones integrating Galileo services (and other sensors) for a safe and efficient guidance, navigation and control (GNC) even in a challenging environment in presence of obstacles - including buildings and other ground assets — and potentially unfavourable weather conditions.

Market application: 
Status: 
Ongoing
Coordinator: 
Marco Nisi
SISTEMATICA SPA
Via Donato Bramante 43
05100 Terni TR
Italy
GSA Project Officer: 
Manuel Lopez Martinez
Total Cost: 
3 686 222 €
EU Contributions: 
2 868 239 €
Project Call: 
H2020 5th call
Contract Number: 
101004234

Work performed & results

PASSport consortium started the works on Work Package 2 “User Requirements, ConOps and Regulation” with the objective to define the user requirements and use cases taking also into account actual experience and nice to have brought by Port Authorities partners as well as insights on RPAS regulation to allow operations in port area.

Partners
Alcina
AUTORITA' PORTUALE DEL PORTO DI GIOIA TAURO
BM Bergmann-Marine
CENTRE D ETUDES ET D EXPERTISE SUR LES RISQUES L ENVIRONNEMENT LA MOBILITE ET L AMENAGEMENT
DEEP BLUE SRL
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Digi One s.r.l.
ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
FUNDACIO EURECAT
G7 INTERNATIONAL SRL
GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
PROMOCION Y
SISTEMATICA SPA
UNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION
M3 Systems Belgium SPRL
Belgium
Università di Firenze
Italy
AKADEMIA MORSKA W SZCZECINIE AM
Poland

Updated: Mar 05, 2021