BMT is an international contract research and technology organisation created in 1985 through the merging of the National Maritime Institute (NMI) and the British Ship Research Association (BSRA).
BMT will play a key role in the impact of SUNNY results and outcomes by leading WP9 Project Management and various WP8 Dissemination and Exploitation and Take‐Up sub‐tasks. BMT will also contribute in WP1, 2, 4 namely on scenario specifications, ethical dimension and decision fusion.
MetaSensing 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. Meta will contribute on WP2 sub‐task Sensor Specification, mainly focusing radar sensor specifications.
Also play an important role on WP3 sub‐task Radar sensing in charge to develop a radar compatible with integration on mini UAV.
Xenics’ advanced infrared cameras feature high quality and high performance in all major IR wavelength ranges for the most demanding research applications.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
As part of the federal University of London, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), founded in 1785 with roots back to 1123, is one of the largest multi‐faculty higher education institutions in London. The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at QMUL is internationally renowned. It has been continuously at the cutting edge of Computer Science for over 40 years, being the first such department in the UK to offer degree courses in Computer Science in 1968. QMUL will lead WP1 on User Requirement. QMUL will also contribute to WP2 on global data specification, WP3 on sensor alignment and fusion, and WP4 on automated target identification and decision fusion. In addition, QMUL will be contributing to WP6, 7, 8 on integration, testing and dissemination.
TECNALIA is a Spanish private RTO with more 60 years of activities providing innovation in products and processes for industrial needs. TECNALIA disposes of 1500 employees, 26 labs and pilot plants, organized in 5 market divisions.
TECNALIA will contribute on most of SUNNY project WP, with emphases on WP3 Innovative Sensingm WP2 sensor specification and WP5 and 6 sub‐tasks.
INESC Porto ‐ Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto ‐ is a private non‐profit association, recognized as Public Interest Institution, and has been recently appointed as Associated Laboratory.
INESC will have active participation in SUNNY namely by: leading WP4 data processing analysis and visualization, with strong focus on the on‐board data processing. INESC will also lead sub‐task 3.5 Sensing Network from WP3 Innovative Sensing. INESC will contribute strongly on WP1 user requirements and WP 5 Adapted communication and data link and it will also be contributing on WP 6,7 on integration, demonstration and evaluation.
Technical Univ. of Crete (TUC)
The Intelligent Systems & Robotics Laboratory (IS&RL) of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) has extensive knowledge and expertise in autonomous vehicles design and prototyping.
1) User and field requirements, 2) Testing of derived technologies on small UAS and VTOLs, 3) System Integration, 4) Coordination and planning of Demos, 5) Evaluation and feedback
Ministerio da Defesa Nacional (CINAV)
CINAV is the Portuguese Navy Research Centre. It is a small research center (presently with 10 PhD and 20 MSc), located at the Portuguese Naval Academy, and it coordinates all research and development projects of the Portuguese Navy within the scientific areas involved in the SUNNY project.
CINAV has a SUNNY end‐user will contribute more on WP1 Scenario Specification and state‐of‐the‐art namely by leading WP 1.3 sub‐task System interoperability requirements. CINAV will also strongly contribute to the WP 7.1 sub‐task Demonstration Planning.
SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd (SPECIM)
SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd is a pioneer in hyperspectral imaging, and has been in the business for 16 years. SPECIM is the largest dedicated hyperspectral imaging company, and the business is continuously growing.
SPECIM will lead WP3 on Innovative Sensing, and particularly contribute to the development of UAV compatible hyperspectral sensors. SPECIM will also contribute to WP2 on Hyperspectral imaging specification, and WP4 on on‐board data processing. In addition, SPECIM will be contributing to WP6, 7, 8 on integration, testing and dissemination.
Alenia Aermacchi is the global player which leads the Finmeccanica aeronautics business by continuously increasing its ability to design, build, integrate and support complex systems for both commercial and defense markets worldwide.
Alenia is a core project partner and will contribute to all project Work packages leading WP2 System specification and architecture and taking key interests and activity in tasks and sub‐tasks related to SUNNY project Evaluation.
TTI NORTE S.L.(TTI)
TTI is an SME that works in the technological forefronts of space, military, telecommunications, science, and information technology sectors. It was founded in 1996 entirely with national private capital and comprises an expanding team of more than 100 highly qualified engineers.
TTI will lead WP5 Adapted communication and data link, providing UAV‐UAV communication and will also have a contribute role on WP1,2,4,6, 7 and 8 sub‐tasks.
CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES (KEMEA)
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) of the Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection has been established as the Ministry’s think tank on security policies. KEMEA is a scientific, consulting and research agency, whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to produce studies, particularly at a strategic level, on issues concerning security policies.
MARLO a.s. (MARLO)
Marlo originated in 1997 with a focus on transport and logistics. Lately the business activities have been extended to include security issues related to the transport and logistics sector and border control in general. Marlo’s prime responsibility is related to social and ethical issues, developing specifications for how to avoid violation of human rights etc. and introducing the concept of privacy by design into the SUNNY project
Vitrociset S.p.A (VIT)
Vitrociset designs, implements, integrates and manages electronic and IT systems in civil and military sectors for private businesses, public authorities, governmental agencies and international organisations.
The main contribution of VIT will be in data fusion and User Interface development. The partner will also contribute to WP2 System specification and architecture, WP3, sensor alignment and fusion, WP5, UAVBase station communication and will participate to the demonstration execution.
NCSR Demokritos (Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications) (NCSRD)
The National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) DEMOKRITOS is the biggest research centre in applied sciences and engineering in Greece and it is a self‐governing research organisation.
NCSRD will contribute to WP2 on the specifications of the overall system architecture, the communication requirements and Interoperability. It will also contribute to WP5 in the UAV to UAV and UAV to base station communications, and more specifically on the adaptation of DVB technology to the project’s needs. Additionally NCSRD will contribute to WP6, WP7 and WP8 on demonstration, testing, evaluation and dissemination.
National Interuniversity Consortium for the Telecommunications (CNIT)
CNIT (National Interuniversity Consortium for the Telecommunications) is a no‐profit organisation of 40 Italian Universities with the aim at coordinating and promoting theoretical and practical research activities with the cooperation of national and international industries, and with the aim at developing advanced training in Telecommunication and ICT areas.
CNIT will mainly contribute to WP3 on innovative radar sensing, with a focus on the study, analysis and design of the possibility of using airborne radar technology to detect illegal movements at sea. CNIT will also contribute to WP2 on system specification and architecture. Additionally CNIT will contribute to WP6, WP7 and WP8 on demonstration, testing, evaluation and dissemination.
ALTUS LSA (ALTUS)
ALTUS LSA is a Hellenic company focused in the Services Provision, Business Development and Systems Integration activities of Defense, Security and innovative technology programs.
ALTUS will lead WP6 Integration, and will contribute on most of SUNNY project WPs, with strong emphasis on subtasks of WP2 system specification, WP7 Demonstration and Evaluation and WP9 Quality Assurance.