DRONES4CIP: Drones for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Last February 6th 2017 the first working meeting of the Project “DRONES4CIP: Drones for Critical Infrastructure Protection” was celebrated in Malaga, being attended by ISFOC together with the Andalusian companies  Aeorum España S.L. y Ayesa Advanced Technologies S.A. as project coordinator. Apart from the partners of the consortium, the development of the Project will benefit from the active participation of four important entities due to their valuable contribution: University of Málaga, Sevilla Ports Authority, the National Center for the Protection of Infrastructures and Cybersecurity (CNPIC) and Jefatura de Sistemas Especiales de la Dirección General de la Policía.

This project has the following main goals:

  • Development of a computerized system for a fleet of unattended drones for the critical infrastructure protection of commercial ports.
  • Development of a computerized landing and battery recharging station for drones, using renewable energies such as photovoltaic energy and wind energy.
  • Automatic detection of location and incidences and structural damage analysis, using vision and artificial intelligence techniques.

ISFOC is responsible for the design and implementation of the energy generation using photovoltaic modules and wind turbines, as well as for the election of the best energy-storage systems necessary for the drones recharge.

DRONES4CIP Project has an execution period up to December 31st 2018 and a budget of 1.380.901€. From this amount, 701.532€ are financed by FEDER funds on account of the "R&D&I by and for the benefit of Companies - Technology Fund" 2014-2020 Operating Programme and by CDTI own funds.

This project is framed in the 2016 Call for Proposals of grants addressed to foster the regional cooperation in research and innovation (FEDER (ERDF) – INNTERCONECTA Program), approved by The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This call for proposals’ aim is to support integrated experimental projects in the form of cooperation projects between companies having their main economic activity in geographical areas of specific regions such as Andalucia and Castilla-La Mancha and meeting, at least, one of the eight Challenges of Society established in the article 8.2.c) of the regulatory bases.

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