Integrated System for Interoperable sensors & Information sources for Common abnormal vessel behaviour detection & Collaborative identification of threat
I2C project will provide, towards 2015, a new generation of tools for maritime surveillance. The integration of recent acquisitions and monitoring technologies will thus identify at the earliest threats based on suspicious behaviour of ships. Future main features of I2C are:
- Acquisition increased competencies with new sensors generations. The joint using of radar and FMCW HFSW will allowing the small boats follow, even at great distances. In addition this new solution, the adding of more traditional means, such as AIS stations and conventional coastal radars. Thus, the merging of these means allow increased supervision on a maritime zone of 200 nautical miles and that whatever the weather is.
- Mobile sensors that extend the capabilities of the original sensors to make observations on a specific area. Four platforms are deployed: aircraft and patrol boats as well as UPS and Zeppelins. The latter, because of their silent flight and vibration, offer the advantage of making high resolution observations. Moreover, they have, for sensors and communication devices, with a payload of two tons.
- Capacity to obtain a required overall maritime situation through the correlation of different sensors.
- Ability to obtain additional information on the boats (weather condition, history of the ship, home port ...) to have a holding of the most exhaustive possible situation.
- Automatic alert, following the detection of vessels with abnormal behaviour. It must then be validated by an operational. The detection of abnormal behaviour is made from a rules engine.
- Ability to understand the suspicious events, identify early threats and periodically publish interpretation to decision-making authority files.
- Ability to collaborate and share data through a communication network based on the DSIP protocol and VSAT / Digital Video Broadcast technology.
I2C is a European research project over 4 years which began on 1 October 2010, supported by the European Commission.
I2C use the AMAS technology to find new algorithms that can learn and detect abnormal vessel behaviour from a conducting maritime situation. Documented alerts will then generated to be validated by operational.