Funding GSRT, 1.99MEuros
Status Completed
Start Date 06-02-2013
End Date 05-02-2016

The main project goal was the design and construction of a high-performance civil UAV, appropriately equipped, for long day and night surveillance/patrol operations across segments of Greek borders and over forests.
The HCUAV was designed for missions primarily focused on:

  • Broad area surveillance, on a 24h/7d basis patrol over segments of National borders.
  • Forest regions surveillance, on a 24h/7d basis patrol operation.

Innovative hardware components together with clever software algorithms were included for the performance optimization of flight, control, surveillance and data collection systems to provide a low-cost, high-endurance, long-range and intelligent unmanned aerial surveillance system.
A Ground Control Station (GCS) with appropriate instrumentation for controlling, monitoring and post-processing of the real-time collected information was linked to the UAV.