BorderUAS a semi-autonomous border surveillance platform combining next generation unmanned aerial vehicles with ultra-high-resolution multi-sensor surveillance payload
Seventeen (17) organizations from eleven (11) European countries joined forces for a project on technologies which enhance border and external security. BorderUAS (GA No 883272) aims for a holistic UAS surveillance approach integrating aerial and ground components using next generation sensors and technologies and developing a consistent platform used for daily border operations and beyond.
The project will combine for the first time a multi-role lighter-than-air (LTA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an ultra-high resolution multi-sensor surveillance payload supporting border surveillance, search & rescue applications and specifically rough terrain detection. The sensor payload will include synthetic aperture radar, laser detection and ranging, shortwave/long-wave infrared and acoustic cameras for direct target detection, as well as optical and hyper-spectral cameras for indirect detection (via vegetation disturbance).