Project: A compact combined UaV Polarimetric Ku band radar and EO/IR sensor system for oil spill and sea debris detection

Acronym POSEIDON (Reference Number: MarTERA-2017_12)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 31/10/2020
Project Topic The aim is to develop a compact multisensor system carried on small/medium UAVs that integrates a radar sensor jointly operating with EO/IR camera to monitor marine areas and to detect sea debris and oil spills. The use of a Ku band polarimetric radar will offer a solution for 24/7, all weather surveillance with enhanced capability of detecting floating debris and oil spills thanks to polarimetry and high spatial resolutions. Based on deep neural network technologies, a EO/IR sensor will be used to classify the type of debris and the extension of the oil spill, which is an important basis for the coordination of a prompt response.
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Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA ERA-NET Cofund

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Iteruniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni ) Coordinator Italy
2 cartogalicia Partner Spain