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ASTRO+

Details

Promotor:Muls, Alain
Funding:EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Involved staff: Michal SHIMONI, Dirk BORGHYS,
Start date:01 Jan 2005
Duration:6 months
Research unit:Hyperspectral Imaging

Description

ASTRO+ aim is to show to EU stakeholders the potential of using Space to support Security operations, objectives being to:

- Demonstrate to the Users its unique advantages in specific situations: non intrusive and legal, available everywhere at any time, robust and non-vulnerable to local threats. Propose a structured and effective access to the EU resources providing timely response to security.

- Contribute to establish an RandT basis by networking Users, Institutions, Industry and Research enhancing the European competitiveness.

ASTRO+ is organised in 3 strands:

- Mission oriented aspect to demonstrate in realistic situation the added value of space to the different end-users: military staff, NGO’s and civil security.

- The integration of the different space technologies: Earth Observation, telecommunication and navigation. This includes the transfer of technologies available in laboratories.

Identification of high efficiency-to-cost R&T directions, for short to long-term service improvement.