Detection of people attempting to enter illegally

Frontex announces competition for industry to develop technology allowing for detection of small aircraft used for cross-border crime

Frontex will hold a competition for technical solutions to detect low-flying objects. Border guards need to be able to detect low-flying objects crossing the border and intercept them or track. Three companies will be selected. Frontex and national officials will assess the performance of the proposed technologies. The final scoring will also take into account the solution’s cost efficiency and its foot print size and complexity. The winner will receive a prize of EUR 250000; the second place 150000 and third place is 50000. Important dates: Public restricted procurement: July 2019; Selection of participants: November 2019; Live trial: April 2020. For info rdu-technology-assessment@frontex.europa.eu

Research
Status: 
started
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ROBORDER aims at developing and demonstrating a fully-functional autonomous border surveillance system with unmanned mobile robots including aerial, water surface, underwater and ground vehicles, capable of functioning both as standalone and in swarms, which will incorporate multimodal sensors as part of an interoperable network.

Research
Status: 
started
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The main objective of the SafeShore project is to cover existing gaps in coastal border surveillance, increasing internal security by preventing cross-border crime such trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of drugs. It is designed to be integrated with existing systems and create a continuous detection line along the border. One of the treats to the maritime coast are small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) which can carry explosives or which can be used for smuggling drugs, boats and human intruders on the sea shore.

Research
Status: 
started
Brief description: 

The project objective is to increase intelligence in video surveillance and for this purpose the proposal approach process will consists of:

camera-specific processes

a modular implementation of successive analysis layers, which is applied for optimal situational awareness: chaining, motion, figure, face.

In addition to the camera's processing capabilities, the network consists of: cheap sensors, network analysis and system for control room.

Frontex will organise in December 2016 a workshop with European Industry and Academia which lead (or are about to start/are in the incubation phase of ideas on) research and development projects aimed at developing new products, technologies, solutions for border security and using financial sources other than EU financing (e.g. Industry’s/Academia’s own funds).

Frontex proposes to initiate a series of workshops between Industry, Academia and experts from the Member States Border Guard Authorities having as purpose to invite the former (Industry and Academia) to present to the border guard community mature/proper methodolgies/methods/best practices/procedures on how to plan, design and conduct (including data collection and evaluation) effective tests/assessments of different border security technologies in the real field, able to produce useful and objective measures of technology performance and effectiveness.

Frontex invites Industry and Academia to present to the border guard community mature methodolgies/best practices on testing/assessing border security technologies in the real field, able to produce useful and objective measures of technology performance and effectiveness.

Presentation
External
Date of publication: 
Tue, 23/06/2015

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