SMAT is a project financed by the Piedmont Region and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
SMAT project aim is to develop a system for the monitoring of the territory based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which, through their control stations, will be able to monitor continuously an area, for preventiing and controlling a wide range of events, typically: floods, fires, landslides, traffic, urban situations, pollution and crops. The aircrafts will be coordinated by a supervisory station that will communicate with users interested in monitoring data.
The first phase of the project (SMAT-F1) has demonstrated the basic assumptions of the original concept, in particular by addressing the specific aspects of the system, system architecture, the integration of the three UAV platforms defined in a well delimited operational context. SMAT-F2 will be the continuation of SMAT-F1, passing by the "conceptual" demonstration to specific technological solutions and provided functionalities. This new phase of the project will address technological issues and procedures, in order to develop the ability of the system to operate in realistic situations, responding to users' needs, in terms of operational efficiency, reduced response times and high ease of use, via an interface that will make transparent the complexity and structure of the underlying system.
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