The "droneONtrap" project, in collaboration with company Gruppo FOS, foresees the creation of a system capable of reducing the use of chemical substances in the agri-food, forestry and environmental fields through the application in synergy of data provided by insect traps and multispectral surveys using drones, the latter specifically developed by MAVTech. The system will allow to evaluate in real time the health status of plants, allowing the development of high precision predictive models to help growers to make crucial decisions in critical stages of crops.
The project is funded by the European programme "DIVA" which aims to support the emergence and development of new digitech value chains for the agri-food, forestry and environmental sectors.
droneONtrap was the only Italian project to be awarded funding in the "2nd Call DIVA FUNDED PROJECTS - Demonstration".
The “BT Beacon and Unmanned Aerial System technologies for Landslide Monitoring” project foresees the creation of a low-cost automatic system for monitoring landslide surface displacement, through the integration of Bluetooth (BT) Beacons localization and UAS also named Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) technologies. Two subsystems will assemble the final setup: the ground sensors technology and the periodic localization system composed by UAV and beacon reader. The objective of the project is to increase the ability to prevent landslide damage by monitoring ubiquitous and pervasive of landslide areas.
The WEQUAL (WEb Service Center for multidimensional QUALITY design and teleoperated Green Infrastructures monitoring) project provides for the implementation of an integrated environmental assessment system, based on ICT infrastructures and innovative systems for detecting / monitoring watercourses, for the design of fluvial works with a low environmental impact. This system aims to support the decisions of the designers in the design / construction phase of the work and of the technicians of the public administrations in the phases of monitoring and planning of the interventions.[CLOSED]
SasNet: SAprSwarmNetwork. The project intends to develop, prototype and test a system of RPA (Remote Piloted Aircraft) to use in swarm (Swarm) integrated into a mesh wi-fi network, in order to operate in the Alpine context in case of critical experiences - the tourist population along cycle paths, mountain, lakes etc ..- risk or emergency. The integration of mobile and fixed solar-powered charging and stationing pads is planned.[CLOSED]
The main purpose of the research project S-APR is to determine which features can make the impact of a SAPR for people "non-lethal". The lack of guidelines for the certification of the offensive (dangerousness) of the remotely piloted aircraft systems makes it practically impossible to certify these vehicles in a deterministic way for flight operations in mixed or critical scenarios, and above all near sensitive structures (airports, railways, highways, gatherings, events, ...), both at Italian and European level. (CLOSED)
Considering the final results of the SAPR project, it has emerged that the experimental and numerical methodologies still used in the automotive field are not suitable for exhaustively evaluating the offensiveness of the SAPR (Remote Pilot Aircraft Systems).
The aim of the S-APR 2 project is to define the characteristics of a laboratory, both experimental and numerical, used to evaluate the offense of the SAPR, with a maximum take-off mass of less than 25 kg. The laboratory can only be defined following an in-depth analysis of the evolution of the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations, which are still in force or are being published on the subject of "safety" of the SAPR. The research project also aims to define what should be the design features that a SAPR must possess to be considered harmless and which changes the end user must make to make the SAPR having offensive characteristics, already in its endowment, an aircraft harmless. (CLOSED)
The purpose of the SMILE project (SisteMa a pIlotaggio remoto per il supporto all'agricoLtura di precisione) is the development of an automatic reconnaissance system based on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (APR), as support for precision farming methods of interest for farmers and agronomists. The development of this research program involves the design interaction of three fundamental factors:
- the flight system
- the measurement system
- end users
The flight system includes a flight segment and a ground segment for remote control of the system. The flight segment is an APR, known more familiarly as drone. (CLOSED)