KIRAS Security Research

2009

SafeCon - Safe and Autonomous Convoying

The R&D project SafeCon tackled the problem of safe and reliable supply and rescue convoys in dangerous areas

The R&D project SafeCon tackled the problem of safe and reliable supply and rescue convoys in dangerous areas. The main problem in these dangerous areas is the potential risk of persons getting killed. Currently the protection of the people within a convoy is guaranteed using expensive and heavy armor.

Within the project SafeCon, the team developed a technology enabling a convoy – consisting  of armored and manned and unarmored and unmanned vehicles – to travel safe and reliable from a starting to a target position following a known route.

The results of this project are a reliable sensor system as well as an automatic pilot system for an unmanned convoy vehicle. Using sensor and autopilot a vehicle is able to autonomously drive within a convoy under different and varying environmental conditions.

Project leader:
Fachhochschule Technikum Wien (FHTW)
www.technikum-wien.at

Project partner:
Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport (BMLVS)
www.bmlvs.gv.at
TU Wien, Automation and Control Institute (TUW)
www.acin.tuwien.ac.at
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
www.ait.ac.at
AeroSpy Sense & Avoid Technology GmbH (AS)
www.aerospy.at
NOVOTECH Elektronik GmbH (NOVO)
www.novotech.at
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Österreich GesmbH (RMMVAT)
www.rheinmetall-defence.com/index.php

Contact:
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wilfried Kubinger
Institut für Mechatronics
Fachhochschule Technikum Wien
Höchstädtplatz 5, 1200 Wien
T: +43 1 333 40 77-493
F: +43 1 333 40 77-459
E: kubinger@technikum-wien.at
I: www.technikum-wien.at

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