ANCHORS | UAV-Assisted Ad Hoc Networks for Crisis Management and Hostile Environment Sensing

Welcome to the project website of

ANCHORS


UAV-Assisted Ad Hoc Networks for Crisis Management and Hostile Environment Sensing
(Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the French Agence Nationale Recherche (ANR))


What are the aims of ANCHORS?



During the management of crisis situations, autonomous robotic systems can play a vital role in protecting the citizens as well as supporting the rescue forces. Within ANCHORS a new system combining unmanned ground and aerial vehicles to act as an autonomous sensor swarm. At the same time a flexible ad-hoc wireless communication infrastructure will be developed and validated





Open Issues addressed by ANCHORS

  • Current lack of efficient exploration capabilities ➔ Fast and efficient spatial sensing and detection of (CB)RN
  • Current lack of communication capacity ➔ Reliable high-speed communication networks at incident scene

The project is funded in the frame of "Cooperation in Civil Security Research between Germany and France".


Funded by



Cooperation in Civil Security Research between Germany and France
a program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the French Agence Nationale Recherche (ANR)
Project duration between May 2012 and October 2015