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12 Feb 13. Selex ES: ARGUS 3D partners present project results. On 14th February 2013 at the World ATM Congress in Madrid, Selex ES, a
Finmeccanica company, as project coordinator and together with the projectpartners presented results from the ARGUS 3D (AiR GUidance and
Surveillance 3D) project. ARGUS 3D is part of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (7th FP). Its aim is to study innovative technologies to improve thesecurity of European citizens against terrorist attacks by enhancing thecurrent Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems. The study was performed by a consortium of 12 partners including industries, research organizations and end-users from five EU Member States(Italy, UK, Germany, Poland and Spain). The main result of the three year project relates to the possibility of developing a low-cost radar-based system, integrated within a conventional ATC system, able to support the Air Traffic Control Operator (ATCO) by providing additional information on the nature of targets and their threat levels. The multi-sensor surveillance system is able to return a detailed 3D map of the area under surveillance with additional information on the nature of the target and the threat level it presents. The system can also provide a decision support mechanism which automatically identifies and suggests the most effective defense countermeasure against the incoming threat for a given area under surveillance. In order to achieve this goal, the project partners exploited innovative passive radar technologies, a conventional primary radar with altitude extraction capability and new data processing capable of integrating conventional and innovative surveillance sensors. The newly designed system is able to identify many kinds of non-cooperative targets by analysing multiple sources of data from an innovative three-dimensional Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR), conventional sensors (Primary radar, Secondary radar, ADBS) and a network comprising a number of multi-operational passive bistatic and high resolution radars. The 3D Primary surveillance radar has mono-pulse estimation capabilities in the vertical plane, allowing the determination of the altitude of an incoming aircraft, thus adding capability not found in today’s ATC systems. The networks of passive bistatic radar sensors allow the detection and tracking of non-cooperative targets illuminated by transmitters of opportunity such as communications systems (e.g. FM and DVB/DAB) or radar systems (ATC radars). Bistatic radars are able to view targets from multiple perspectives to enhance detection and identification capability.
11 Feb 13. Raytheon Company released a mobile app for first responders that provides reliable and secure real-time communications, situational awareness and a suite of robust collaboration capabilities for groups of users on smartphones, tablets and mobile data computers. One Force® Mobile Collaboration is a complete end-to-end system. Raytheon leveraged experience from commercial and military technology to design One Force with a rich set of capabilities, including voice, maps, drawing tools, chat, real-time position tracking with GPS, streaming video and image sharing. By improving communication between groups, through both voice and data collaboration, One Force enables faster decision cycles and greater efficiency of department assets for public safety professionals. One Force supports an evolving incident in the field through the integration of existing and emerging technologies to maximize response effectiveness. One Force allows departments to use existing hardware and infrastructure operating on networks with 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. The system performs equally well over low data rate radio and tactical radio networks, and it has heterogeneous network capabilities among responders. Device platforms supporte