CNIT (National Interuniversity Consortium for the Telecommunications) is a no-profit organisation of 40 Italian universities with the aim at coordinating and promoting research activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). CNIT is organised in Research Units (RUs) and National Laboratories. Labs and research units involved in the projects are the Radar and Surveillance Systems (RaSS) laboratory for the radar sensors, the Multimedia Communications (MC) national laboratory, the RU of Pisa and the RU of Trieste. The main expertise of the CNIT – RaSS laboratory is on radar system design and analysis, radar data and signal processing, electromagnetic surface and man-made target scattering modelling, and remote sensing. The main research interests related to the project are in the field of radar signal processing for detection, tracking and imaging, passive radar based on digital waveforms, wideband microwave radar (form X band to W band), electromagnetic modelling, and target RCS numerical computation. The RU of Pisa has a long tradition in the field of telecommunication networks, the RU of Trieste has a long experience in the field of optimization process related to the use of neural network and artificial intelligence. The research interest of MC lab are related to the multimedia communications in general, and specifically in cybersecurity and multimedia interfaces, and wireless networks.
VITROCISET. Its business activity is focused on dedicated technical services for systems with high-level operational performance (i.e., design, HW/SW development, integration and operation) in the field of ATC/ATM, integrated logistics for military or civil applications, space control and launching sites, environmental monitoring. Vitrociset is active in Italy and abroad through its permanent establishments in Germany, Holland, Belgium, French Guiana and Saudi Arabia. Vitrociset has been involved in national and international programs in the field of security linked with SCOUT, in particular: (1) “NI2S3 – Netcentric Information Integration Services for Security Systems”; (2) EDA: “MEDUSA – Multi sensor data fusion grid for urban situational awareness”; (3) “TASS – Total Airport Security System”; (4) “THIS – Transportation Hub Intelligent video System”; (5) EC-FP7 capability project “REWARD – Real-time Wide-Area Radiation Surveillance System”; (6) “PROACTIVE – PRedictive reasOning and multi-source fusion empowering AntiCipation of attacks and Terrorist actions In Urban EnVironmEnts” (Role: Coordinator); (7) “SERIT – Security Research in Italy”.
FRAUNHOFER.- The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FRAUNHOFER) develops concepts, methods and systems for electromagnetic sensors, particularly in the field of radar and radiometry, together with innovative signal processing methods and innovative technology from the microwave to the lower terahertz region. The Institutes ́ competence covers almost every aspect of modern radar technology and practically all radiometry techniques. FRAUNHOFER has outstanding experience in the field of passive radar data processing for target detection and localisation in bi- and multistatic configurations and in the development of signal processing schemes using digital single-frequency networks. Full laboratory capacities; experimental systems for Passive Radar; highly specialised scientists, engineers, technicians; powerful IT-systems; simulation tools for coverage predictions. FRAUNHOFER has undertaken first experimental investigations in the field of air-target detection using Passive Radar for targets with low cross-section and at low altitudes. FRAUNHOFER is currently involved in various multi-national and bi-lateral cooperations and participates in the FP7 Project ARGUS 3D
MetaSensing B.V. is a Dutch company producing and operating Synthetic aperture Radar (SAR) sensors at high resolution. MetaSensing technology is based on more than a decade of advanced research in prominent European research institutes and universities. MetaSensing expertise ranges from antenna design till SAR advanced processing through radar assembling at different frequency bands. MetaSensing has been part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Program and it is currently member of the SSBV group. Being member of the SSBV Aerospace and Technology Group, MetaSensing can therefore guarantee a competent and proved experience in manufacturing and testing of rugged components. MetaSensing ground and airborne based radar systems are currently operated in The Netherlands, and other different countries of the European Union, Asia and Africa.
Politechnika Warszawska (WUT – Warsaw University of Technology) is one of the leading institutes of technology in Poland, and one of the largest in Central Europe. It employs 2,453 teaching faculty, with 357 professors. The total number of students is 36,156 (as of 2011), mostly full-time. There are 19 faculties (divisions) covering almost all fields of science and technology. The organizational unit of WUT that will be involved in the project is the Institute of Electronic Systems (IES). The research activity at IES covers wide areas of electronics including: analog and digital signal processing, microwave technology, microelectronics and optoelectronics, radio communications, telecommunications and information technology. The Institute have been involved in many national and international scientific and technological project, such as three projects for European Defence Agency (EDA): DAFNE, SARINA and SARAPE. The research activity in the SCOUT project will be coordinated by the Signal Processing Lab., which has been involved for the last 23 years in radar and radio communication signal processing. For last 3 decades, IES has conducted, in cooperation with Polish radar industry, several research projects on modern radar technology, including FMCW radars, ATC radars, airborne maritime-patrol radars, passive radars, SAR and ISAR technology, and others.
LNDES – IRE NASU
Usikov Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IRE NASU) was established in 1955 in Kharkov (Ukraine) on the basis of the former Departments of Electromagnetic Oscillations and Radio Wave Propagation of the Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology of NASU. The main objective of the newly founded institute was research and development in the wide frequency range of electromagnetic wave spectrum, with a special emphasis on the millimeter and sub-millimeter waves. Since its establishment, IRE-NASU has gained a status of a widely-known scientific center, whose achievements determine the level of the national science in radiophysics, vacuum electronics, quasi-optics, microwave studies in solid-state physics and biophysics, radio wave propagation, remote sensing of Earth from airborne and space-borne platforms, etc. LNDES is a part of IRE NASU. R&D on generation of microwave, mm-wave, and ultra-wideband random signals, development of new methods for random signals processing, noise radar based sensors. LNDES is one of the world leaders on noise radar and SAR imaging and their various applications.
The University of Alcalá (Spanish: Universidad de Alcalá) is a public university located in the city of Alcalá de Henares, in Madrid (Spain). Founded in 1499, it was moved in 1836 to Madrid, and reopened in its same historical buildings in 1977. Its teaching and research staff is composed of 2,162 full professors, associate professors, and lecturers, and 435 PhD students with grants of different institutions. As a result of the developed research activity, 59 patents have been gained in the last five years. The research team of University of Alcalá is composed of researchers belonging the three research groups: High Frequency Technologies, Applied Signal Processing, and Telematic Services Engineering, with experience in radar signal processing, passive radar, smart sensors networks, communications, and cybersecurity. The researchers of this institution have participated in many national and international projects in these topics. Relevant projects are: “Research on Improved Detection techniques for Passive Radars (IDEPAR)”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (TEC2012-38701); On Array Passive ISAR adaptive processing (APIS). Contract A-1086-RT-GC. European Defense Agency (EDA); “Advanced Radioastronomy in Europe (Radionet3)”, FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1.
Oesia is a multinational consulting firm specializing in technology, present in Spain and Latin America that has developed projects for clients in several countries in Europe, America and Asia. It is organized into two divisions: Oesía ICT, focused on the technology business at Spain and Latin America, and Tecnobit, focused on security and defence. The functional knowledge of different sectors (public administration and healthcare, banking and insurance, industry, energy, utilities, and telecommunications services) and their specific processes and systems, allow Oesia to achieve efficiency based on specialization, which is translated into value and growth for customers business.
A strong commitment to R+D+i, complemented by an extensive network of alliances, mark the innovative and differentiating nature of its portfolio of solutions and services, covering the technology that describes the present and promotes the future.
OESIA provides security solutions since 1998, including the development, over four years, of the OSSIM SIEM solution. It has a Security Operations Center certified in ISO 27001. Also has extensive experience in the field of IT security, both in consulting, auditing and implementation and management of firewalls, IPS, IDS, AntiSpam, Antivirus, ….