Conference Agenda

MAST Med 2022 Grand Hyatt, Central Athens, Greece

Wed 2 Nov 2022

12:00 Wed 2 Nov 2022


1D: Air & Space

Space-based ISR I

GALILEO: New Advanced Features for Maritime Domain

  • Mr Olivier Chaigneau
    Bids and Program Manager

GAMBAS (Galileo Advanced features for the Maritime domain: Breakthrough Applications for Safety and security) is a project funded by the European Space Program Agency (EUSPA) aiming at identifying the Search-and-Rescue and Ship Security Alert System needs for maritime users (including operators and fishing stakeholders), and developing operational concepts to answer these needs.

The general objective of the GAMBAS project is to support the deployment of Galileo exclusive features in the maritime domain, in order to improve:

•safety and security at sea;

•detection of illegal activities and associated surveillance means;

•resilience to natural and human-induced emergency situations;

and to develop, integrate, demonstrate, standardize and disseminate these new associated capabilities.

The project aims to demonstrate:

•improvement of the SAR and SSAS detection and response to maritime distress, through the integration of new features into the beacon for SSAS, in terms of cost optimization, user-friendly aspects, integration of Galileo and OS NMA reception for improved authenticated localization performance and reliability, and at sea triggering capabilities,

•optimization of the responsiveness of RCCs towards the distress situations affecting vessels,

•adaptation of the MCCs and MEOLUT to the data distribution of SSAS alerts.

Ensuring Maritime Security in the Mediterranean and Atlantic regions – Naval Strategy and Technology Development

  • Mrs Helene Savvidis
    Digital Marketing Manager

The Maritime domain is becoming more and more complex to address, with the increase of threats (eg. terrorism using civilian assets or massive illegal immigration) but also with new risks and opportunities with respect to the exponential availability of data. This situation results in the need for a more reactive, scalable and smart Maritime Situational Awareness.

Airbus is one of the very few industrial actors able to provide this end to end Maritime Security capability.

Initial detection can be provided even in remote areas through our optical and SAR Earth observation satellites, enhanced through our partnership with the Satellite RF provider Hawkeye360. If real time monitoring and shadowing is needed, C295 Maritime surveillance aircrafts, NH90 or H160 helicopters, and the UAS developed by Airbus can provide such capabilities. And soon the Zephyr HAPS will bring at the same time the endurance and persistency the maritime domain is requiring.

All these modern sensors provide a huge amount of data that needs to be communicated, processed and shared. Airbus takes also care of this part, with satellite communications (Skynet, Comcept), maritime intelligence (I4D) and surveillance (Styris) systems, ans is preparing the next generation of situational awareness with the Multi-Domain Combat Cloud.

With our holistic, coherent and integrated maritime solutions, Airbus doesn’t only “make it fly”, but makes also the seas safer.

Space-based ISR

  • Captain Jatin Bains
    Channel Logistics, LLC dba Space-Eyes
    United States

The key enabling innovation by Space-Eyes is combining the data from multiple sensors (EO-IR, SAR, AIS, RF, VIIRS etc.) in low earth orbit and a global sensor network (KGSN) to synthesize various sensor collections, radar imaging, AIS beacons, and VSAT signals. The multi-phenomenology data is analyzed with Space-Eyes’ Computer Assisted Threat Evaluation (CATE™) maritime analytics engine to produce highly relevant data. By leveraging these commercially available OSINT products and technologies, the capability supplies the warfighter with persistent situational awareness and equips them to prevail against asymmetric maritime threats. The issue our warfighter faces today is that such asymmetric challenges do not readily get tasking priority on national assets. This has been echoed by end users and is becoming more relevant in the emerging agile battlespace with multi-domain operations. Providing insight into these activities to warfighters would allow a more efficient and effective use of maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and National Reconnaissance Office overhead systems (NOS).

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