SPARTACUS will design, develop, test and validate in simulated and real world scenarios GALILEO-ready tracking/positioning solutions for critical asset tracking and crisis management.

SPARTACUS

Motivated by the opportunity to develop industry pull applications and services for the European EGNOS and GALILEO satellite systems, SPARTACUS will design, realise, test and validate in simulated and real world scenarios GALILEO-ready tracking/positioning solutions for critical asset tracking and crisis management.
At a general level, Spartacus will implement solutions for location awareness in the context of crisis management based on existing (GPS, EGNOS, EDAS) and incoming (GALILEO) satellite services and technologies providing precise tracking/positioning, ensuring no lacks of communication and no gaps of information in coordination actions.
In details, this will be done with reference to three application areas:

  1. to track, trace, and localise critical transport assets especially in times of crisis and in case of major failure of existing networks;
  2. to track the flow of relief support goods from the sending side to the receiving/end place;
  3. to support and ensure the safety of first responders in crisis management operations.

The project will employ a deliberate methodology that leads progression through Identification, Development, Implementation and Exploitation. SPARTACUS innovation areas include hardware adaptations, algorithms for precision improvement, integration of the receivers with inertial platforms to provide dead reckoning functionalities, and communication availability in emergency by restoring local existing network over satellite backhauling. In addition, modular and scalable platforms will be made appropriate for each application area. Consortium networks, marketing channels, and end users from the rail, disaster relief, and first responder sectors will prepare these new EU-specific services for market uptake.

News

SPARTACUS project at 4th Community of Users meeting on Natural Hazards

On 22th June 2016, at BAO Congress Centre, Brussels (Belgium), Clemente Fuggini as SPARTACUS project coordinator, will present the results of the SPARTACUS project and their validation in synergy.

SPARTACUS technologies used in EU Module Exercise 2015/2016

From 8th to 11th June 2016 an EU Module Exercise for USAR (Urban Search And Rescue) and AMP-S (Advanced Medical Post with Surgery) took place near Vienna, successfully deploying SPARTACUS technologies.

SPARTACUS project at CIMTEC 2016

On 9th June 2016, at Centro Congressi Hotel Quattrotorri - Room SPOLETO B, Perugia (Italy), the SPARTACUS partners present the innovations and results of the project.

4th SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting

On November 03-05, 2015, at Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy), the 4th SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting will be held, together with the 1st Spartacus field test.

3rd SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting

On June 15-17th, 2015, at Institute Mihajlo Pupin (Serbia), the 3rd SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting was held together with the 1st exploitation seminar.

2nd SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting

On November 27th and 28th, 2014, at Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy), the 2nd SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting was held.

ESA Satellite Masters Conference and SPARTACUS

On October 23th and 24th, 2014, the first Satellite Masters Conference was held at Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin.

TIIMISS Spartacus workshop

On June 19th and 20th 2014, at the Federal Office of Civil Protection of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first TIIMISS Spartacus workshop was held.

SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting

On June 5th and 6th, 2014, at AnsuR Technologies in Oslo (Norway), a SPARTACUS General Assembly Meeting was held.

Kick-Off Meeting

Spartacus was successfully launched on November 27, 2013.