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  • SHIELD: Securing against intruders and other threats through a NFV-enabled environment
   

Project Title 

SHIELD: Securing against intruders and other threats through a NFV-enabled environment

Program

Horizon 2020 – Secure Societies

Start Date

01-09-2016

Project Duration

30 months

Project Summary

Τhe SHIELD project proposes a universal solution for dynamically establishing and deploying virtual security infrastructures into ISP and corporate networks. SHIELD builds on the huge momentum of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), as currently standardised by ETSI, in order to virtualise security appliances into virtual Network Security Functions (vNSFs), to be instantiated within the network infrastructure using NFV technologies and concepts, effectively monitoring and filtering network traffic in a distributed manner. Logs and metrics from vNSFs are aggregated into an information-driven Data Analysis and Remediation Engine (DARE), which leverages state-of-the-art big data storage and analytics in order to predict specific vulnerabilities and attacks by analysing the network and understanding the adversary possibilities, behaviour and intent.

The SHIELD virtual security infrastructure can either used by the ISP internally for network monitoring and protection, but it can also be offered as-a-service to ISP customers; for this purpose, SHIELD establishes a “vNSF Store”, i.e. a repository of available virtual security functions (firewalls, DPIs, content filters etc.) from which the ISP customers can select the ones which best match their needs and deploy them to protect their infrastructure. This approach promotes openness and interoperability of security functions and offers an affordable, zero-CAPEX security solution for citizens and SMEs. Moreover, SHIELD services can be easily scaled up or down, configured and upgraded according to customers’ needs, as opposed to security solutions based on monolithic hardware.

Consortium

  • Space Hellas - Coordinator
  • Fundació i2CAT, Internet I Innovació Digital a Catalunya (Spain)
  • Ubiware LDA (Portugal)
  • Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Infili Technologies Private Company (Greece)
  • Telefónica Investigación y desarrollo S.A. (Spain)
  • Orion Innovations Private Company (Greece)
  • Incites Consulting SARL (Luxembourg)
  • Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (Italy)
  • Hewlett-Packard Limited (Labs) (United Kingdom)
  • National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece)

Total Budget

4,562,774.98 Euro

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  • HEIMDALL: Securing against intruders and other threats through a NFV-enabled environment
   

Project Title 

HEIMDALL: Securing against intruders and other threats through a NFV-enabled environment

Program

Horizon 2020 – Secure Societies

Start Date

01-05-2017

Project Duration

42 months

Project Summary

The project aims at improving preparedness of societies to cope with complex crisis situations by means of providing integrated tools to support efficient response planning and the building of realistic multidisciplinary scenarios. The project designs and develops a system for improving response planning strategies and scenario building (TRL 7 or 8) and facilitating organizational coordination among many actors, integrating a wide range of support tools to be used operationally by a large variety of stakeholders (firefighting units, medical emergency services, police departments, civil protection units, command and control centres). The devised system integrates existing and newly developed tools to enhance the cooperation between autonomous systems (satellite-, sea-, land- and air-based) from different agencies as well as to consolidate the methodology for cross-border scenario-building.

The project investigates the currently existing tools and methodologies with the involvement of local authorities and end users and provides mechanisms to enhance cooperation among all involved actors.

Consortium

  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. - Coordinator
  • Space Hellas (Greece)
  • Fundació d’Ecologia del Foc i Gestió d’Incendis Pau Costa Alcubierre (Spain)
  • Tecnosylva S.L. (Spain)
  • Avanti Communications LTD (United Kingdom)
  • Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Germany)
  • Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (Spain)
  • CIMA Research Foundation (Italy)
  • Departament d’Interior, Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Frederiksborg Fire and Rescue Service (Denmark)
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom)
  • Associazione della Croce Rossa Italiana (Italy)

Total Budget

8,578,718.75 Euro

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  • City.Risks: Avoiding and mitigating safety risks in urban environments
   

Project Title 

City.Risks: Avoiding and mitigating safety risks in urban environments

Program

Horizon 2020 – Secure Societies

Start Date

01-05-2015

Project Duration

36 months

Project Summary

The main objective of the City.Risks project is to increase the perception of security of citizens in cities by activating in a more transparent and sustainable way their participation in communities, through which information and interventions can be provided both to proactively protect citizens from falling victims to criminal activities as well as to reactively provide more timely and effective response and assistance. In order to do so, the City.Risks project will leverage a set of innovative technologies, city infrastructures, and available data sources, but more importantly will aim at making the citizens' smart phones the modern tool for increasing their personal and collective sense of security.

For this purpose, the project will design and develop:

  • an innovative ecosystem of mobile services that will transform the smart phone or the tablet of the citizen into a tool that will collect, visualise and share safety-critical information with the appropriate authorities and communities
  • an interactive framework among authorities and citizens through mobile applications that will allow in a collaboratively way to prevent or mitigate the impact of crime incidents or other security threats

Space Hellas is the Project Coordinator of City.Risks. It also contributes technically with the development of an innovative sensor platform for theft prevention.

Consortium

  • Space Hellas - Coordinator
  • Fraunhofer Fokus (Germany)
  • Athena Research and Innovation Center (Greece)
  • SYNYO GmbH SYN (Austria)
  • Infili UK Ltd (UK)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Institute for Criminal Policy Research (UK)
  • Malmö University (Sweden)
  • City of Rome - Roma Capitale (Italy)
  • The London Borough of Waltham Forest (UK)
  • G4S (Bulgaria)
  • City of Prato (Italy)

Total Budget

3,934,811 Euro

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  • CloudSat: Scenarios for Integration of Satellite Components in Future Networks
   

Project Title 

CloudSat: Scenarios for Integration of Satellite Components in Future Networks

Program

ESA ARTES 1

Start Date

01–09–2014

Project Duration

15 months

Project Summary

The project studies the applicability of virtualisation and softwarisation technologies to satcom network platforms. It will determine the benefits and the challenges associated with the integration of satellite infrastructures into future cloud networks.

To this end, the CloudSat study:

  • Reviews state-of-the-art virtualisation and softwarisation technologies, focusing on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)
  • Determines the applicability of these technologies to satcom
  • Identifies specific use cases/integration scenarios and studies their techno-economic efficiency
  • Defines integrated virtualised satellite/terrestrial architectures and validates them in a lab environment
  • Produces a roadmap and recommendations for future virtualisation-capable satellite networks

Space Hellas is the Prime Contractor of the CloudSat project responsible for the overall Project and Technical Management.

Consortium

  • Space Hellas – Prime Contractor
  • Thales Alenia Space (France)
  • Telefonica I+D (Spain)
  • NCSR “Demokritos” (Greece)

Total Budget

250,000 Euro


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  • T-NOVA: Network Functions as-a-Service over Virtualised Infrastructures
   

Project Title 

T-NOVA: Network Functions as-a-Service over Virtualised Infrastructures

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – ICT – Large-Scale Integrating Project

Start Date

01-01-2014

Project Duration

36 months

Project Summary

Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) is an emerging concept, which refers to the migration of certain network functionalities, traditionally performed by hardware elements, to virtualized IT infrastructures, where they are deployed as software components. With the aim of promoting the NFV concept, T-NOVA introduces a novel enabling framework, allowing operators not only to deploy virtualized Network Functions (NFs) for their own needs, but also to offer them to their customers, as value-added services. Virtual network appliances (gateways, proxies, firewalls, transcoders, analyzers etc.) can be provided on-demand as-a-Service, eliminating the need to acquire, install and maintain specialized hardware at customers’ premises. For these purposes, T-NOVA designs and implements a management/orchestration platform for the automated provision, configuration, monitoring and optimization of Network Functions-as-a-Service (NFaaS) over virtualised Network/IT infrastructures. T-NOVA leverages and enhances cloud management architectures for the elastic provision and (re-) allocation of IT resources assigned to the hosting of Network Functions. It also exploits and extends Software Defined Networking platforms for efficient management of the network infrastructure.

In the frame of the project, Space Hellas designs and develops an integrated system for monitoring virtual network appliances deployed in cloud computing infrastructures. Aiming at the high availability of the virtual appliances, the system monitors their operation and performance, detects possible malfunctions and reacts in real time for their recovery.

Consortium

  • Natl. Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (Greece) - Coordinator
  • ATOS Spain S.A. (Spain)
  • Telefonica I&D (Spain)
  • Hewlett-Packard IIC (Italy)
  • Portugal Telecom Inovação (Portugal)
  • Intel Performance Learning Sols. Ltd (Ireland)
  • PrimeTel PLC (Cyprus)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (Greece)
  • Viotech Communications SARL (France)
  • CloudStreet Oy (Finland)
  • Future Intelligence Ltd (UK)
  • Italtel SpA (Italy)
  • Tech. Ed. Institute of Crete (Greece)
  • Gottfried W. Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)
  • University of Milan (Italy)
  • University of Rome 1 (Italy)
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)>
  • Zurich Univ. of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Total Budget

10.027.114 Euro

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  • PHAROS: Project on a Multi-Hazard Open Platform for Satellite-based Downstream Services
   

Project Title 

PHAROS: Project on a Multi-Hazard Open Platform for Satellite-based Downstream Services

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – SPACE – Specific-Targeted Research Project

Start Date

01-12-2013

Project Duration

30 months

Project Summary

PHAROS focuses on developing a sustainable, pre-operational open service platform which integrates space-based observation, communications and navigation technologies to provide innovative services for a wide variety of users and application domains. Multi-hazard applications such as the prediction/early detection of emergencies, population alerting, environmental monitoring, crisis management and risk assessment are managed through a single, user friendly interface, targeting several users (crisis managers, operators of critical infrastructures, insurance companies, scientific/academic). Through a flexible, scalable and modular architecture, the platform integrates the following services, which are broadly based on innovative technologies available within the consortium:

  • Satellite EO data access and in-situ sensors and processing;
  • Decision support services based on data fusion and situation assessment techniques;
  • A simulation platform for hazard modelling and risk assessment;
  • An alert message gateway to alert the population through a variety of communications means.
In the frame of the project, Space Hellas develops the software kernel of the PHAROS Service Platform, based on state-of-the-art technologies for interfacing with the various subsystems and for properly handling and routing the exchanged information based on a reconfigurable workflow engine.

Consortium

  • DLR (Germany) – Coordinator
  • Tecnosylva SL (Spain)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (Greece)
  • IQ Wireless GmbH (Germany)
  • Fundacio Pau Costa (Spain)
  • Stichting Platform Mobile Messaging (Netherlands)
  • Eutelsat S.A. (France)

Total Budget

2.499.440 Euro

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  • ISAES: Interoperable E-Systems for Africa Enhanced by Satellites
   

Project Title 

ISAES: Interoperable E-Systems for Africa Enhanced by Satellites

Program

ESA IAP

Start Date

01-05-2013

Project Duration

12 months

Project Summary

The ISAES study deals largely with the interoperability of the different systems that need to interact in order to enable the provision of eHealth services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. It focuses largely (but not exclusively) on technical systems, and complements previous studies on Governance and Regulatory aspects respectively. A major focus is to examine how satellite infrastructure can complement existing terrestrial infrastructure, with the goal of optimizing system efficiency and minimizing costs.

Space Hellas participates in ISAES by contributing to the design of the reference eHealth platform, particularly focusing on the eLearning and eSurveillance components.

Consortium

  • Indra Sistemas (Spain) – Coordinator
  • Astrium Casa Espacio (Spain)
  • Empirica (Germany)
  • TNO (Netherlands)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (Greece)
  • Excelsior (Kenya)
  • Cineca (Italy)
  • Make it Happen (Senegal)
  • Okume AZ (Spain)

Total Budget

-

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  • BRESAT: Broadband in EU Regions via Satellite
   

Project Title 

BRESAT: Broadband in EU Regions via Satellite

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – CIP/PSP – Thematic Network

Start Date

01-11-2012

Project Duration

36 months

Project Summary

Project BRESAT defines guidelines for the successful deployment of high speed broadband via satellite across regions of Europe to assist with the objective of 100% EU broadband coverage. It supports the objectives of the EU Digital Agenda and assist national regional initiatives. Project BRESAT includes the following objectives:

  • Leveraging previous experience, it will identify the conditions of success for Satellite broadband deployment in EU regions;
  • Develop recommendations and best practice for the deployment framework of satellite broadband solutions and optimise the cost benefit for key stakeholders;
  • Disseminate information widely to EU regions.
  • Establish an information repository for all EU regions for exploitation during and beyond project life.
  • Space Hellas participates in the project by contributing to the requirements and policies for adoption of satellite broadband in the Greek territory, in close cooperation with Greek end-users.

Consortium

  • Avanti Communications Ltd. (UK) – Coordinator
  • Thales Alenia Space (France)
  • Point Topic Ltd (UK)
  • Space Hellas SA (Greece)
  • Hughes Network Systems (UK)
  • Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Israel)
  • Eurescom GmbH (Germany)
  • Hellas Sat SA (Greece)
  • MBI SRL (Italy)
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK)
  • Ministry of Development (Greece)
  • Regione Toscana (Italy)
  • Region Bretagne (France)
  • Agency for Sustainable Development (Bulgaria)
  • Municipality of Naxos (Greece)
  • Gobierno de Andalucia (Spain)
  • Ministry of Communications (Cyprus)

Total Budget

483.000 Euro

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  • φSAT: The Role of Satellite in Future Internet Services
   

Project Title 

φSAT: The Role of Satellite in Future Internet Services

Program

ESA ARTES 1

Start Date

15-06-2011

Project Duration

18 months

Project Summary

The φSAT project aims to study and assess the potential role of SatCom with respect to the Future Internet (FI) networking research trends at EU and international level, and to investigate the technical feasibility and business viability of the integration of SatCom within terrestrial FI networks.
The specific objectives of the φSAT project are the following:

  • To conduct a State-of-the-Art review of FI network transport technologies at EU & international level;
  • To identify most pertinent technological solutions for SatCom integration within FI networks;
  • To investigate potential scenarios for the integration of SatCom with terrestrial FI networks;
  • To propose and validate reference architectures for integrated terrestrial/satellite FI networks;
  • To address the socio-economics issues related to SatCom integration within FI networks;
  • To assess the commercial viability of FI technologies for future SatCom services exploitation;
  • To analyse the roles’ evolution of main players induced by the adoption of FI technologies in future SatCom systems;
  • To provide recommendations for future work and technology development roadmap;
  • To disseminate the project results in international fora, towards both satellite- and terrestrial-oriented audiences.

Space Hellas is the Prime Contractor of the φSAT project responsible for the overall Project and Technical Management.

Team

  • Space Hellas – Prime Contractor
  • Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Centre (Greece)
  • Thales Alenia Space (France)

Total Budget

-

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  • DOLPHIN: Development of Pre-operational Services for Highly Innovative Maritime Surveillance Capabilities
   

Project Title 

DOLPHIN: Development of Pre-operational Services for Highly Innovative Maritime Surveillance Capabilities

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – SPACE – Large-Scale Integrating Project

Start Date

01-06-2011

Project Duration

30 months

Project Summary

The DOLPHIN project will take benefit from the previous and on-going efforts in the GMES context and intends to develop the key technological and operational gap-filling innovations, leading in the mid-term to a full and sustainable operational exploitation of Earth Observation Satellites capabilities in the EU and MS maritime policies applications. DOLPHIN aims at developing new tools providing effective improvements of the state-of-the-art capabilities in Maritime Surveillance with respect to Users’ real needs in particular through filling their present technological gaps. DOLPHIN will respond to the specific Users need, focused on Users’ missions, through the development of Decision Support Modules (DSM) which will integrate innovative Software Tools, aiming at filling the identified technological gaps according to specific policy-driven requirements and scenarios. Three main policy areas have been selected as being in most need of improvement: Border Surveillance, Traffic Safety and Fisheries Control. Each policy area has categories of end users that are quite different, so each policy area will be addressed through a specific DSM.
Space Hellas participates in the DOLPHIN project as an RTD Performer in order to develop state-of-the-art software for Multi-sensor Data Fusion modules. In particular, Space Hellas will develop software modules allowing the seamless integration and fusion of real-time input data from terrestrial coastal cameras aiming so to significantly contribute to the enhanced Near-Real-Time (NRT) Border Surveillance along the Greek Eastern Sea Borders.

Consortium

  • E-GEOS SPA (Italy) – Prime Contractor
  • KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS (Norway)
  • QINETIQ LIMITED QQ (UK)
  • SYSECO SPRL SYSECO (Belgium)
  • SPACE HELLAS S.A. (Greece)
  • COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA - CLS (France)
  • FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT - FFI (Norway)
  • NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO (Netherlands)
  • DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV - DLR (Germany)
  • SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA (Italy)
  • EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA (Portugal)
  • EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE - EUSC (Spain)
  • THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE (France)
  • Aster (Italy)
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II (Italy)
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA UNIROMA1 (Italy)
  • INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES (Portugal)
  • OceanWaveS GmbH (Germany)
  • THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA (Italy)
  • GAUSS GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTEN UMWELTSCHUTZ UND SICHERHEIT IM SEEVERKEHR MBH (Germany)

Total Budget

7.053.005 Euro

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  • STINGRAY: Satellite-Aided Integrated Sea Border Security
   

Project Title 

STINGRAY: Satellite-Aided Integrated Sea Border Security

Program

ESA Greece Industry Incentive Scheme – Call II

Start Date

01-06-2010

Project Duration

18 months

Project Summary

Building on its significant experience gained as part of the related MARISS project phases, Space Hellas leads the STINGRAY project which aims at: the specification, design, development, deployment and testing of a fully integrated service platform that enables all stages of the service delivery (from data collection up to delivery to the end user) as well as validation of the integrated system through field trials in a highly challenging environment (Greek east sea borders) involving the Greek end users.
In particular, Space Hellas will provide to the Greek end users products integrating SAR/VHR and optical satellite derived ship information with data taken from terrestrial AIS systems, coastal radars and terrestrial coastal cameras over the area of the Greek eastern sea borders. The output will be a GIS-based product comprising critical information on identified suspect vessels and routes, which is delivered to the end user through a Web portal for enhanced Near Real Time (NRT) sea border surveillance.

Consortium

SPACE HELLAS S.A. (Greece) – Prime Contractor

Total Budget

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  • AMCOSOP: Ambient Communication for Sense of Presence
   

Project Title 

AMCOSOP: Ambient Communication for Sense of Presence

Program

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) EU-GSRT Joint Programme

Start Date

01-10-2010

Project Duration

30 months

Project Summary

The AMCOSOP project aims at the development of a system based on advanced information technologies, telecommunications and sensors. Through this innovative system, the elderly will be offered personalized services that will enable them to “sense” from a distance the presence and availability of their relatives and friends or even medical staff, i.e. so called safety net. Moreover, the AMCOSOP system is expected to enhance the sociability of the elderly, to improve the communication with their familiar environment and encourage them to participate in social activities with important benefits for themselves, their health and quality of life.
Space Hellas has the entire responsibility for the design, development and integration of the software platform and the AMCOSOP personalized services that will be offered to the users for evaluation.

Consortium

  • Tampere University of Technology (Finland) - Coordinator
  • Center for Usability Research & Engineering (Austria)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (Greece)
  • Saint George S.A. (Greece)
  • Pirkanmaan Senioripalvelu Oy (Finland)

Total Budget

2.4 Μ Euro

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  • FISI: Future Integral Satcom Initiative (EC FP7 ICT)

   

Project Title 

FISI: Future Integral Satcom Initiative

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – ICT – CSA

Start Date

01-09-2010

Project Duration

24 months

Project Summary

FISI is an FP7-ICT Specific Support Action for the Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI), the European Technology Platform (ETP) for Satellite Communications. FISI aims at supporting the ISI Technology Platform in defining a strategic vision on research and development priorities to reinforce the competitiveness of the European SatCom industry in the evolving ICT context and the emergence of new SatCom architectures in response to EU policy objectives. FISI is the EC FP7 ICT successor project of the previous one “sISI”.
Space Hellas is actively involved in WP1 being responsible for highlighting the added value of emerging SatCom architectures in support of private communication requirements in the Universal Service and Future Internet domains.
Moreover, as part of its active involvement within ISI, Space Hellas holds the Chairmanship of the ISI Future Internet Working Group and is also Member of the ISI Steering Council (SME Sector).

www.f-isi.org

 

Consortium

  • Thales Alenia Space – France (FR) - Coordinator
  • DLR German Aerospace Centre (DE)
  • University of Bologna (I)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (GR)
  • Rose Vision (ES)
  • Telespazio (I)
  • Astrium S.A.S (FR)

Total Budget

648.473 Euro

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  • GRABEL: GNSS Reconfigurable Antenna Based Enhanced Localization (FP7 SME)

   

Project Title 

GRABEL: GNSS Reconfigurable Antenna Based Enhanced Localization
Program

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – SME (Research for SMEs)

Start Date

01-06-2009

Project Duration

24 months

Project Summary

GRABEL is an SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) research initiative intended to investigate the joint use of reconfigurable antennas and beamforming algorithms for the purpose of improving the localization capabilities of Global Navigation Satellite systems (GNSS) receivers (including GPS and Galileo) in outdoor and light-indoor propagation environments.
Under good signal propagation conditions (e.g. outdoors with clear Line Of Sight (LOS)), most current GNSS receivers are able to deliver reliable navigation with accuracies to within a few meters. However, signal propagation is often characterized by the absence of a strong LOS, many non-LOS (NLOS) multipath components, interference (unintentional or intentional), noise and other degradations of the already weak GNSS signal received from the satellite, such as may be encountered in urban and indoor environments.
At the same time, the demand for accurate and reliable outdoor-indoor localization is increasing. The requirements for location aware services (or Location Based Services (LBS)) are becoming more demanding, while the user community is growing.
GNSS receivers must be enhanced to meet the needs of ever more demanding applications with respect to rapid, reliable and accurate localization. GRABEL investigates and develops improved GNSS receiver techniques that make better use of the weak GNSS signals while mitigating the adverse effects of multipath signals, fading, shadowing and interference. The key idea in GRABEL is the use of jointly optimised reconfigurable antenna arrays and baseband beamforming (e.g., MIMO) algorithms to substantially improve the performance and reliability of GNSS receivers and wireless receivers more broadly.
The use of jointly optimized reconfigurable antennas and beamforming enables GRABEL receivers to approach theoretical performance limits; offering robust, high performance localization in dynamically changing, general outdoor light-indoor environments. As such, GRABEL opens the door to a new generation of outdoor-indoor location aware services.
Space Hellas participates in the GRABEL project as an SME with a major focus on the definition and validation of the GRABEL application layer. Space Hellas also contributes to the GRABEL architecture and system specification and to the GRABEL system performance evaluation.

http://grabel.eclexys.com

 

Consortium

  • ECLEXYS S.A.G.L. (CH) - Coordinator
  • CSEM (Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique) S.A. (CH)
  • SAPHYRION S.A.G.L. (CH)
  • NAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) - Instituto di Radioastronomia (IT)
  • POLE STAR S.A. (FR)
  • MOBICS Ltd (GR)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (GR)

Total Budget

1.53 M. Euro

 

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  • SFEDONA - Satellite-based FirE DetectiON Automated system (ESA ARTES)
   

Project Title

SFEDONA  - Satellite-based FirE DetectiON Automated system

Program

ESA ARTES 3/4

Start Date

15-04-09

Project Duration

15 months

Project Website  http://telecom.esa.int/telecom/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=29777

Project Summary

During the past summer periods, forest fires in Greece and in other, mainly southern, EU countries have been quite frequent and devastating particularly due to the vegetation type, climatic conditions and the large percentage of coverage of forest and wooded land areas. On top of these, the specific terrain morphology as well as the vast amount of mountainous and insular regions makes fire detection very difficult. In this context, a very recent and characteristic example is the devastating fires that broke out in the summer of 2007 in Greece.

In view of the above, the SFEDONA project aims to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a complete end-to-end fire detection and alerting application which makes use of state-of-the-art fire detection technologies based on terrestrial optical cameras and sensors, data fusion, satellite and wireless communications as well as modern IT technologies.

In particular, the SFEDONA project deals with the design, development, integration and validation of a terrestrial wireless network for the interconnection of various components installed on-field, such as optical and panoramic PTZ cameras, weather monitoring stations and wireless environmental sensors, as well as of a satcom network for the interconnection of the end user’s premises with local field.

A significant part of the project focuses on system validation and verification through extensive field trials with the active involvement of public end user organisations.

The outcome is an integrated system offering a complete, end-to-end fire detection and alerting solution to the interested end users, such as Prefectures, Municipalities and large property owners, with the following services:

• Continuous 24/7, centralized and remote monitoring and control of large areas being prone to (mainly) forest fires.
• Early detection and alert of fire incidents as well as communication of critical data and alerts related to processed inputs received by various on-field cameras and sensors.
• Identification of exact location of fire alert incidents in electronic maps with the aid of an integrated GIS-based user-friendly application.
• Prediction of fire propagation orientation based on sophisticated algorithms and the processing of inputs coming from remote environmental sensors and weather monitoring stations.

The SFEDONA project is co-funded by the European Space Agency, as part of ARTES 3/4 Telecom – Products Programme (http://telecom.esa.int/artes34)


 

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  • sISI: Support action to the Integral Satcom Initiative (FP7 ICT)
   

Project Title

sISI - Support action to the Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI)

Program

EU 7th Framework Programme – ICT – CSA

Start Date

01-01-08

Project Duration

36 months

Project Website  www.s-isi.org

Project Summary

sISI is a support action intended to stimulate the participation in future Community ICT research of a large number of interested actors through facilitating their active involvement into the Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI), the European Technology Platform (ETP) for Satellite Communications (satcom).

ISI is an industry-led action forum designed to bring together all aspects related to satellite communications. ISI addresses broadcasting, broadband, and mobile satellite communications, as well as their convergence, in integration within the global telecommunication network infrastructure. ISI supports all forms of space communication and space exploitation. ISI is a Technology Platform included in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission (EC). The current constituency of ISI (as of April 2008) is composed by 174 institutions from 27 different countries, comprising Member States (MS), New Member States (NMS), Associated Candidate Countries (ACC), and International Cooperation (INCO) countries.

sISI will provide all necessary support to ISI to make it an efficient platform, able to provide plenty of opportunities for all of its participants. The main objective of sISI is to support the successful revision, implementation and dissemination of the ISI Strategic Research Agenda (SRA).

To this end, more detailed objectives of sISI are as follows:

 1. Τo stimulate the active involvement of all potential actors and stakeholders into satcom related R&D;
2. To support the actions that ISI will undertake with regards to European Union (EU), European Space Agency (ESA) and National Space policies;
3. To support the ISI operations;
4. To support the actions that ISI will undertake with regards to standardization and other regulatory matters;
5. To support the actions that ISI will undertake with regards to the End-Users of satcom technologies, with particular reference to institutional side but also dealing with the other User categories;
6. To support the actions that ISI will undertake with regards to technological matters;
7. To support the successful update and prioritization of the ISI SRA;
8. To support the successful promotion and dissemination of the ISI SRA.
Space Hellas is the Leader of the Work Package, which is responsible for providing support to ISI activities related to EU, ESA and National Space Policies. In this regard, Space Hellas monitors EU, ESA and National Space Policies relevant to ISI, facilitates the participation of all types of organisations from MS, NMS, ACC and INCO countries to ISI, organizes and promotes the ISI Mirror Groups, and supports the interaction and coordination between ISI and other ICT-related European Technology Platforms. In addition, Space Hellas deals with the monitoring and coordination of satcom trials and demonstrations in Europe that are of interest to ISI. Moreover, Space Hellas held the vice-chair of ISI in 2007 and is Member of the ISI Steering Council.

Consortium

  • Telespazio (I) - Coordinator
  • University of Bologna (I)
  • DLR German Aerospace Centre (DE)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (GR)
  • Rose Vision (ES)

Total Budget

 1.42 MEuro

 

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  • MARISS - European Maritime Security Services
   

Project Title

MARISS - European Maritime Security Services

Program

ESA GMES

Start Date

01-01-07 (Phase 2)

Project Duration

10 months (Phase 2)

Project Summary

MARISS is an earth observation (EO) or satellite remote-sensing project, focused on maritime security on European waters. MARISS is supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the under the Global Monitoring for Environment Security (GMES). It promotes the utilization of satellites for public good and in support of public policy in the area of maritime security.
MARISS prime objective is to deliver services to stakeholder groups who are interested in issues related to maritime security in Europe. These groups include policy makers, government departments and public agencies.
The MARISS service portfolio has evolved to meet the key information needs of the European maritime security stakeholders that can be addressed with EO data. Currently MARISS services include:

  • Vessel detection in Open Sea Areas
  • Vessel Tracking at sea borders
  • Anomalies Detection in specific Critical Areas
  • Decision making support

The Maritime Security GMSE Services Element encompasses a wide range of policy sectors, user communities and information services.
One of the main services integrating GMES is Maritime Border Surveillance, which requires the integration of coastal radar information, Vessel Detection Systems, Vessel Traffic Management Systems (VTS) and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), with airborne and Earth Observation (EO) data.

Within this framework, MARISS intends to fuse these different types of data, as well as to further improve the information currently provided, and finally achieve the consolidation of operational maritime security services.
Space Hellas participates in the project as a value-added service provider offering MARISS service products tailored to the Greek end users’ needs. The offered service will integrate seamlessly in-situ data with available EO data. In particular Space Hellas will provide to the Hellenic Coast Guard (i.e. the Greek End User) products integrating SAR/VHR-derived ship information with data taken from an AIS system. The output is a GIS product with information layers comprising features such as:

  •  Identified suspect vessels
  • Routes followed
  • Suspect routes based on historic information
  • SAR/VHR images
  • Detection reports

The products will be made available online through a web portal.

Consortium

  • Telespazio (Coordinator)
  • CLS
  • D'Appolonia
  • Definiens
  • DLR
  • EADS/Astrium
  • EDISOFT
  • EUSC
  • GMV
  • JRC
  • K-SAT
  • NOA/ISARS
  • Qinetiq
  • SELEX-SI
  • SPACE HELLAS
  • SkySoft
  • Starlab
  • Thales Communications
  • Thales/Alenia Space 

Total Budget

 

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  • MAESTRO: Mobile Applications & Services based on Satellite & Terrestrial mobile telecom systems interworking (FP6 IST)
   

Project Title

MAESTRO - Mobile Applications & Services based on Satellite & Terrestrial Interworking

Program

EU 6 th Framework Programme – IST – Integrated Project

Start Date

01-01-04

Project Duration

24 months

Project Summary

The Mobile Applications & Services based on Satellite & Terrestrial Ιnterworking project (MAESTRO) aims at studying technical implementations of innovative mobile satellite systems concepts targeting close integration & interworking with 3G and Beyond 3G mobile terrestrial networks.

MAESTRO aims at specifying & validating the most critical services, features, and functions of satellite system architectures, achieving the highest possible degree of integration with terrestrial infrastructures. It aims not only at assessing the satellite systems' technical and economical feasibility, but also at highlighting their competitive assets on the way they complement terrestrial solutions.

To complete these objectives, MAESTRO will value and extend large parts of the IST/FP5 MoDiS and SATIN contracts results and outcomes, as well as several research activities supported by ESA and CNES that have significantly contributed to consolidate the overall feasibility of the proposed concepts.

In the frame of the MAESTRO Integrated Project, leading actors of the satellite and cellular industries, media and telecommunications industry operators, as well as SMEs, research institutes and universities will actively co-operate and contribute to the achievement and the promotion of innovative and convergent solutions that will allow toward all Europe :

  • The successful and cost effective deployment of 3G multimedia services over mobile networks
  • The reduction of the digital divide between urban and rural areas and also between regions by ensuring service continuity over heterogeneous GPRS/UMTS networks
  • The evaluation of an option that can contribute to the deployment of a dependable infrastructure adapted to public protection and crisis management in full compliance with the ambitions of European Commission e.g. in GMES and PPDR

Consortium

  • Alcatel Space (F) - Coordinator
  • Motorola Semiconductor SAS (F)
  • LogicaCMG UK Limited (UK)
  • Agilent Technologies Belgium S.A. (B)
  • Ascom Systec AG (CH)
  • University College London (UK)
  • Universita Di Bologna (I)
  • University of Surrey (UK)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (D)
  • UDCast (F)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (EL)
  • Ercom Engineering Reseaux Communications (F)
  • AWE Communications Gmbh (D)
  • GFI Consulting (F)
  • SES ASTRA (L)
  • British Telecommunications plc (UK)
  • E-TF1 (F)
  • Bouygues Telecom (F)
  • Alcatel CIT (F)
  • Alcatel SEL AG (D)

 

Total Budget

10.15 million Euro

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  • MoSSA: Specific Support Action for Advanced Satellite Mobile System Task Force (FP6 IST)
   

Project Title

MoSSA - Advanced Satellite Mobile System-Task Force Specific Support Action

Program

EU 6 th Framework Programme – IST – SSA

Start Date

01-01-04

Project Duration

30 μήνες

Project Summary

MoSSA is a specific support action for the Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems Task Force (ASMS-TF). The objective of this project is to build on the existing satellite community assembled within the ASMS-TF to co-ordinate the relationship with the "rest of the world", in particular within FP6.

MoSSA will promote and facilitate the dissemination of the positions of the ASMS-TF linked to FP6 projects relevant to satellite mobile communication and the mobile satellite industry and to ESA related activities. In this context, MoSSA will provide, within the FP6, an industry effort coordination point, with respect to all matters related to the placement of satellites in mobile communication systems and applications.

By MoSSA a Specific Support Action will contribute towards raising awareness on satellite capabilities, to develop common positions across all concerned players, where appropriate, in view of their further submission towards decision making bodies, such as Institutions or Policy makers.

The MoSSA project will initially last for 30 months with an intended duration of 5 years.

ASMS-TF is an independent, industry-led body, committed to the successful introduction and development of advanced - including 3G and beyond - satellite mobile communications systems and services. The TF was formed in March 2001, at the initiative of EC and ESA, and currently has more than 60 members.

The work of the Task Force is concentrating on system and service strategies, which take advantage of the unique and complementary service characteristics offered by satellite systems, such as wide-area coverage, and efficient broadcasting and multicasting.

The Task Force is also examining the technological and commercial implications of the likely convergence of broadcasting and mobile systems, as well as moving towards closer, mutually beneficial interworking with terrestrial mobile networks. The Task Force considers that the delivery of inputs and support to standardisation organisations and regulatory bodies is a vital element of its work.

Space Hellas holds the vice chair of ASMS-TF as well as the chair of the "Demonstrations and Trials" Working Group.

 

Consortium

  • Telespazio (I) - Coordinator
  • Universita Di Bologna (I)
  • Space Hellas S.A. (EL)
  • Alcatel Space (F)
  • ESYS (UK)
  • Rose Vision (ES)

Total Budget 

0.74 million Euro

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  • COLLABORATOR: Development of software environment to facilitate the collaboration between remote travelling individuals or groups (FP5 IST).
   

Project Title

COLLABORATOR: Development of software environment to facilitate the collaboration between remote travelling individuals or groups (FP5 IST).

Program

EU 4 th Framework Programme – IST

Start Date

01-11-01

Project Duration

24 months

Project Summary

promotes the use of state of the art technologies, integration in a seamless way of these technologies, ubiquitous and seamless

The major goal of the project was the realization of a distributed software environment to provide a shared workspace supporting the activities of virtual teams in a mobile environment. Based on a novel approach Collaborator integrated standard Web technologies with Agent technologies enhancing the classic Web communication mechanisms to support synchronous sharing of applications.

Another goal of the project was to set up a trial environment to explore and validate the benefits of integrating Collaborator with emerging technologies such us: 2.5, 3G networks and terminals, and new generation of home appliances. Validation of the Collaborator distributed environment was planned in two industrial sectors of high relevance for Europe: the construction and telecommunications sectors.

 

Collaborator provided support to remote and collaborative work in virtual teams offering the following features:

  • platform-independence and Web integration: Collaborator is based on the standard technologies of the Web (Java, HTML, TCP/IP, etc.) and it is operating-system and network agnostic
  • ubiquitous accessibility: Collaborator can be used seamlessly on desktop computers and on handy devices with sufficient processing power and bandwidth
  • collaboration transparency: Collaborator supports off-the-shelf applications and make them available to virtual teams without any modifications
  • multi-document sharing: Collaborator is not limited to a single application and the virtual team is provided with a shared desktop capable of containing many applications concurrently
  • adaptability to network bandwidth and terminal capabilities: ubiquitous accessibility requires Collaborator to adapt to the capabilities of the various terminals and connections people involved in the virtual meeting use
  • support for unanticipated sharing and late joining: people can join and leave the virtual meeting dynamically
  • floor control: Collaborator allows moderating the virtual meeting providing integrated floor control policies
  • flexible user interaction through agents: people involved in the virtual meeting are associated with personal agents mediating their interactions and providing customisations of the system on the basis of their profiles

These features :

  • allow the sharing of information as well as interactive use of different kind of applications in a synchronous mode between different workers
  • allow to access the service from different kind of terminals, different kind of network (fixed or mobile)
  • user mobility

The project does not only provide a collaborative tool, but also  access to services (from fixed or mobile networks), as well as personal mobility support.

 

Consortium

  • Space Hellas (EL)
  • CNIT (I)
  • CSTB (FR)
  • ATOS ORIGIN (FR)
  • Technologia Automazione Uomo (I)
  • Telecom Italia Lab(I)
  • Universidad Polytechnica De Madrid (ES)

Total Budget

2,62 million Euro

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  • MOBILEARN: Development of innovative systems and training methods for the supply of e-learning services to next - generation mobile communication networks (FP5 IST)

   

Project Title

MOBILEARN - Next-generation paradigms and interfaces for technology supported learning in a mobile environment exploring the potential of ambient intelligence

Program

EU 5th Framework Programme – IST

Start Date

01-07-02

Project Duration

30 months

Project Summary

MOBILearn aims to investigate the approaches and methods related to their context and their influence over daily structured / informal learning, as well as problem-based learning. The training context of the project includes mobile users. The main objectives of the project are:

1. Definition of theoretically supported and empirically verified models regarding:

  • Efficient learning / training and guidance in a context where both trainers and trainees are on the move.
  • Design and development of training content for remote training, in particular for the mobile context

2. The development of architecture and a reference model for training in a mobile environment, attractive for key organizations, both at European and at global level. The reference model supports:

  • Adaptive Human Ιnterfaces for the individual mobile devices used, also in correlation to its other features (e.g. speed-bandwidth available and cost) as well as combined with the ambient intelligence available in each area
  • Context-aware tools, also aware of the conditions for optimal utilization of individual prevailing conditions and capabilities, as well as recording of their learning experience
  • Integration of mobile device-based multimedia services provision systems with learning content management systems
  • Collaborative learning applications for mobile users

3. The development of an enterprise model as well as the respective implementation strategies for successful penetration of training for mobile users throughout Europe.This activity starts from:

  •  Surveys for existing enterprise models as well as market trends
  •  Evaluation of extraneous conditions and factors

4. The large - scale utilization of project outcome by all concerned agencies - users within the European Union. SPACE HELLAS role in the project includes:

  • Management of the workpackage responsible for the development of the collaborative training subsystem
  • Development of methods and tools to support collaborative training in a mobile used context
  • Participation in the design and implementation of the multimedia services provision subsystem
  • Integration of the collaborative training subsystem, to a uniform and harmonious end system
  • Project support throughout the software testing and review phase

 

Consortium

  • GIUNTI Ricerca (I) – Συντονιστής
  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Telecom Italia (I)
  • SPACE HELLAS SA (GR)
  • COSMOTE (GR)
  • Open University (UK)
  • Emblaze Systems Ltd. (IL)
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (I)
  • COMPAQ Computer (I)
  • SFERA ENEL (I)
  • University for Industry (UK)
  • University of Tampere (FI)
  • Fraunhofer IFF (D)
  • Deutche Telekom (D)
  • University of Koblenz-Landau (D)
  • Nokia (FI)
  • University of Zurich (CH)
  • Stanford University (USA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - OKI (USA)
  • education.au limited (Australia)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • Sheffield Hallm University (UK)
  • Telefonica I+D (SP)
  • University of Southern Queensland (Australia)

Total Budget

6.96 million Euro

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  • MoDiS: Development and pilot operation of third generation, broadcasting / multicasting - based satellite mobile services (FP5 IST)
   

Project Title

MoDiS: Development and pilot operation of third generation, broadcasting / multicasting - based satellite mobile services (FP5 IST)

Program

EU 5 th Framework Programme – IST

Start Date

01-04-02

Project Duration

30 months

Project Summary

The main objective of the MoDiS project was to define, demonstrate and validate the broadcast/multicast layer based on combined satellite and terrestrial repeaters architecture over 3G cellular networks, and improve the multimedia services offer to the 3G cellular users over Europe.

The satellite component is designed to reuse as much as possible the 3GPP architecture in order to:

  • Minimise development of new products and technology
  • Maintain cellco's operational efficiency by integration of the S-DMB management tool within the overall cellular management system for ease of maintenance, billing and security management

The satellite component enables immediate full coverage service, low transmission cost for point to multi-point applications with a large number of terminals involved as well as high QoS for streaming applications. On the other hand, the terrestrial cellular component is best suited for point-to-point applications and also point-to-multipoint applications with high geographical selectivity.

To reach this goal, the project consortium aimed at the deployment of an experiment platform representative of the S-DMB satellite component. The platform is made of a satellite emulator and several terrestrial repeater emulators fed by a data centre providing broadcasting/multicasting IP streams of multimedia content. The platform interacts with a commercial cellular network to demonstrate the interoperability and complementary of satellite and terrestrial networks.

The trials gave the opportunity to demonstrate the innovative hybrid terrestrial-satellite UMTS service delivery offered by S-DMB in co-operation with the 3G cellular network.

Space Hellas contributed to the SDMB system design and to the specification, design and development of the SDMB groupcast service. This service aims at demonstrating the production and transmission of content by the mobile users to other members of the same group in addition to the passive reception of content from content providers. In essence, the mobile users act as content providers themselves. The users of the groupcast service send their content/data through 2.5G/3G point-to-point terrestrial mobile connections to the data server, which performs the necessary processing and subsequently broadcasts the aggregated content to the peer user terminals by using the push & store transport mechanism of the S-DMB satellite component. The scenario that was demonstrated assumed a predefined group of users (mobile/vehicular/fixed) that are engaged in a collaborative session. Each group member was able to use video messaging and chat as well as a location mapping service that allowed everyone be aware of the location of his peers. All the content that was received at the data server from the users was processed and then pushed to all the members of the group using the push and store delivery mechanism. It is noted that this service is also applicable to the case where the return link is via the satellite segment. The groupcast service is considered an ideal candidate for the delivery of PPDR (Public Protection and Disaster Relief) type of applications

 

Consortium

  • Space Hellas (EL)
  • Alcatel Space (FR)
  • DaimlerChrysler AG (DE)
  • University of Surrey (Uk)
  • Agilent Technologies (BE)
  • TV Files (I)
  • UDCast(FR)
  • ERCOM(FR)
  • Alcatel Bell Space(BE)
  • Monacom telecom(MC)  

Total Budget

6,37 million Euro

 

Further information regarding the project are provided in English, at the site http://www.ist-modis.org developed and maintained by Space Ηellas.

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  • SATIN : Design and definition of specifications for access techniques to third generation mobile satellite systems (Satellite - UMTS) (FP5 IST)

   

Project Title

SATIN - Satellite-UMTS IP-based Network

Program

EU 5th Framework Programme – IST

Start Date

01-01-01

Project Duration

27 months

Project Summary

The purpose of SATIN was to define and evaluate the performance of satellite - based access techniques to third generation mobile telecommunications networks (Satellite-UMTS). The access techniques focus on packet-based protocols, allowing the simultaneous optimization of multicast services. Engineering is based as far as possible to the UTRA access standard, in order to allow maximization of the use of terminal devices compatible to UMTS terrestrial networks. Approaches for LEO, MEO and GEO constellations are considered too, since S-UMTS services may be broadcast through hybrid system using local as well as global coverage points. High - transmission rate services are most appropriate for limited - mobility multimedia terminals, featuring larger active or passive antennae, thus rendering a geostationary satellite - base solution (GEO) more attractive. On the other hand, lower transmission rate services are more related to mobile handheld terminals requiring high elevation angles, which may be provided through constellations by non - geostationary satellites (Ν-GSO).

SATIN introduced an innovative idea regarding UMTS satellite aspect. The primary innovations introduced by the SATIN project are the recommendation and assessment of the following:

  • New UMTS satellite network access architectures, emphasizing point-to-multipoint provision of services
  • Efficient IP access for multimode terminals (Terrestrial /Satellite UMTS
  • Proprietary transmission and access mechanism for guaranteed IP QoS Bandwidth on Demand (BoD), aiming at the optimization of network resources  

Consortium

  • University of Surrey ( UK ) – coordinator
  • Alcatel Space (F)
  • Agilent Technologies (B)
  • Temagon (EL)
  • Space Hellas (EL)
  • University of Bologna (I)
  • IASA - University of Athens (EL)

 

Total Budget

4.34 mil. Euro

 

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  • MOBILITY : Development and pilot operation of a maritime digital satellite services reception system (DVB - S) (FP5 IST)

   

Project Title

MOBILITY - Mobile Real Time TV Reception via Satellite Systems

Program

EU 5th Framework Programme – IST

Start Date

01-01-01

Project Duration

24 months

Project Summary

The purpose of the project is to provide adequate solutions for digital TV services for maritime vessels of various sizes, as well as recreational boats.

In the initial project phase, reception of the miscellaneous satellite television suites has been investigated; in a second phase, the possibility to provide value - added services has been further investigated, e.g. interactive multimedia services, Internet and videoconferencing. The latter services require the provision of a return channel, whose mode of implementation shall be investigated within the scope of the project.

Within the scope of the project, the source unit for digital satellite TV signal (Antenna, RF Receiver Plus, Baseband unit) bu mobile equipment has been investigated; tests have been carried out using field users (Passenger shipping lines - Strintzis Lines - TRANSMEDITERRANEA).

The receiver comprises of two parts:

Outboard unit (ODU) comprising the required electrical - mechanical components which are used to keep the antenna oriented to the satellite, regardless of the ship's movement.

Inboard unit (IRD) - digital satellite receiver (IRD) with multi - point signal broadcasting capabilities

Space Hellas has been responsible for the definition of services, as well as for trials conducted on - board Strintzis and Transmediterranea line ( Spain ) vessels.

Within the scope of testing, in addition the installation of the necessary onboard equipment, the company conducted signal quality related measurements

 

Consortium

  • Hispasat (ES)
  • Strintzis Lines Shipping S.A. (EL)
  • Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt E.V. (D)
  • Dts Distribuidora de Television Digital S.A. (ES)
  • Compania Trasmediterranea S.A. (ES)
  • Daimlerchrysler Ag (D)
  • Rose Communications S.L. (ES)
  • TTI NORTE, S.L. (ES)
  • Space Hellas S Α (EL)

 

Total Budget

2.79 mil. Euro

 

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  • AMASE : Supply of multimedia services to stationary and mobile users using agent technologies (ACTS)

   

Project Title

AMASE - Agent based Mobile Access to Information Services

Program

EU ACTS Framework Programme

Start Date

01-05-98

Project Duration

19 months

Project Summary

The purpose of AMASE project was the use of existing mobile equipment technologies for the provision of multimedia services to stationary and mobile stations (GSM phones, PDAs) through established / current telecommunications networks. The primary aims of the project were:

The identification and development of technical methods to make agent technology efficient and suitable for wireless mobile applications.

Verification, review, demonstration and assessment of the technical and economic appropriateness of the agent technology for commercial wireless mobile applications, through an agent based application (e.g. home-based banking application).

Demonstration of the friendliness provided by the agent technology for the development of customizable and adaptive applications in a wireless mobile context.

 

Consortium

  • T - Nova (D) - coordinator
  • Siemens (D)
  • Tecsi (F)
  • Sony (D)
  • Motorola (F)
  • Space Hellas (EL)
  • DAI-Labor TU Berlin (D)
  • UCL ( UK )
  • RWTH - Aachen University of Technology (D)
  • Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence – Romanian Academy (RO)

 

Total Budget

2.18 mil. Euro

 

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  • WISDOM : Demonstration of multimedia broadband satellite services (ACTS)

   

Project Title

WISDOM - Wideband Satellite Demonstration Of Multimedia

Program

EU ACTS Framework Programme

Start Date

01-03-98

Project Duration

27 months

Project Summary

The purpose of the project was the demonstration of broadband satellite applications to and from a terrestrial station connected to an experimental ATM network. The main objectives of the project were the following: Design and planning of a multimedia satellite system embedded in terrestrial ATM networks.

Design, construction and deployment, during tests / experiments, of an end-to-end demonstrator, incorporating a laboratory on-board satellite switch using ΑΤΜ technology

  • To demonstrate that the design and - most important - the performance of the system is satisfactory in order to strengthen confidence for its implementation;
  • The demonstration of broadband satellite system technology, of the algorithms used for their design as well as the payload processor management unit;
  • The contribution to the standardization of the process .

Consortium

  • Matra Markoni Space (UK) - coordinator
  • Matra Marconi Space (F)
  • Nortel Networks (UK)
  • Telespazio (I)
  • Spacebel (B)
  • University of Rome (I)
  • University of Surrey ( UK )
  • Space Hellas (EL)
     

Total Budget

3.85 mil. Euro

 

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  • SERVEX : Automation of corporate processes through combination of internal applications using groupware, thus adding services for workflow management and EDI - document messaging

   

Project Title

SERVEX - Automation Business Processes by connecting in-house application to groupware, with management module and support for rules and EDI

Program

EU ESPRIT

Start Date

01-03-98

Project Duration

27 months

Project Summary

The project was financed within the framework of the Esprit European Program; its objective was to develop an innovative software product for automation of enterprise processes, through the interconnection of the internal applications using groupware, adding services for workflow management and EDI document messaging. This product, now called GoProServex, has already been commercially available since early 2000.

 

Consortium

  • Hugvit - coordinator
  • Airial
  • Space Hellas
  • Isaga
  • D'Arva

 

Total Budget

3 mil. Euro

 

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