Ongoing

S-Edge

Project by TELESPAZIO in collaboration with E-GEOS, TIM, ADPM, SEIKEY. 

An innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

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S-EDGE (SatEllite anD 5G for Law Enforcement application) is an ESA co-funded demonstration project that aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service, is provided to different types of end-users (i.e. citizens, Public administration, Police Force…) and it is conceived to support operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.

The service is provided through a Platform system, which supports the end-to-end operational activities, covering both the management of fleet of drones and data exploitation services: from mission planning to automatic management of surveillance operations, up to data exploitation thanks to advanced video processing algorithms.

The Drone Digital Platform, thanks to 5G broadband connectivity, will be able to collect payload data in real-time from on-board cameras, while the satellite link, based on IridiumNext constellation, will be used mainly as backup channel to control the drone where the 5G coverage is poor or absent ensuring a safe drone control and mission execution.

Drones will be set up to carry out both “automatic periodically planned” and “on demand” patrolling missions, both during day and night, over critical areas of the Urban environment. Each drone or its ground control station will be equipped with 5G and Satellite connectivity to ensure BVLOS/BRLOS communications and automatic/remote management of the mission through the Drone Digital Platform.

Drones will be equipped with optical/thermal imaging cameras to detect events of interest and will have the capability to transmit payload data in real-time

The Drone-based surveillance service will provide End User with both real-time (RT) data (i.e. video streaming) and near real-time (NRT) actionable information products (i.e. target detection and identification, early warning alerts), based on AI powered image/video-processing tools.

The proposed Drone-based surveillance solution will be tested in a real urban environment in four different use cases:

  • Area Surveying : survey of a user defined area, for periodical patrolling of the territory, in order to detect illicit, suspicious or dangerous situation, including people gatherings for social distance monitoring as well as surveying of vast green park areas and peripheral urban areas.
  • Police On Demand Monitoring: illicit, suspicious or dangerous situation detection, with on-demand activation by Police. The activated drone will autonomously follow the suspect targets in order to track the suspect while maintaining safe distance for the police reinforcements.
  • Citizen On Demand Aid: people detection in emergency situation or needing assistance, with on-demand activation by citizens. The User in the control room can monitor the flight execution and receive alerts.
  • Crime Scene Analysis: on-demand service that provides a comprehensive view of the crime scene after an event, from drone prospective, through high resolution images coming from both optical and thermal sensors. It is able to detect particular objects, allowing a quicker detection of details useful for the investigation and providing alerts and reports on them.

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/ Sito web: telespazio.com/en/home

/ Watch the VIDEO presentation of the project realized for the annual event of Torino City Lab 2020

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/ Contact person
Telespazio 
Mastracci Federica
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Giovanna Scardapane
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