[Overview of the APPS project]
The APPS program consists of eight interrelated Work
of Work Packages can be seen below:
WP1 is responsible for
coordinating the consortium to achieve effective decision-making, operational
internal communication, development of solid work breakdown structures,
schedules, costs and resource plans, and administrative and technical control
of the project.
WP2 aims to elicit and
formalize the stakeholder needs and priorities and to identify requirements
related to human factors and legal constraints. It will also focus on
developing the requirements for the use cases of the APPS system.
Plug & Play
perform data engineering for target applications and developing ontologies and
profiles to achieve plug & play architecture for surveillance systems.
WP4 is responsible for
processing and analysis of the sensor data. For directional acoustic data,
novel algorithms will be developed allowing the use of acoustic vector sensors
also in the maritime environments. Suitable sensor packaging that resists the
maritime environment need to be developed. For video streams, new robust video
classification algorithms will be developed that use the directional acoustic
information as the pre-classification. For environmental parameters, water
physicochemical parameters and air particle load will be monitored. Advanced
cognitive functions will be explored to extract suspicious changes in the
environment in order to provide alert for security issues.
& Other Operator Aids
WP5 will apply data fusion
to build a model of the complete environment. The combined sensor data is used
to visualize all relevant information efficiently in a single overview so that
operators have an instant overview and awareness of the situation when the
system gives a warning or alarm.
Validation & Demonstration
WP7 will specify the
architecture of the APPS system including the interfaces taking the integration
as integral aspect of the architecture from the start, thereby reducing
integration risks in the project. WP5 will look after for testing and
evaluating the APPS system by implementing a validation framework and by evaluating
the results of the defined pilots. The demonstration of the system will be
performed at the end of the project as part of this work package.
WP8 will define a plan to disseminate and exploit
the achieved results. The scientific advances in technology will be submitted
for publication and will be validated by peer-reviews from experts in the
field. The industrial partners will introduce the know-how developed in the
project into pre-existing research and development projects, in order to launch