NEPTUNO is an R & D Project in which innovative technologies such as 3D printing, incorporation of new materials, artificial intelligence and intelligent sensorization will be developed to make a demonstrator that contributes to a solution that faces the main challenges of maritime surveillance.
The NEPTUNO project will respond to current and future maritime security challenges through the experimental development of a LEO (Low Earth Orbit – 200-2000 km altitude) and low-orbit (CubeSats) constellation prototype and an advanced information system capable of analysing the millions of data acquired by ground stations using artificial intelligence technologies. The NEPTUNO intelligent system will be able to detect potentially criminal behaviour patterns and assign a dangerous profile to each watercraft. It will also have an automatic alert system that will notify in real time the potentially criminal actions that are taking place.
To validate the space segment, a complete satellite will be developed and put into orbit, which will include innovative technologies such as 3D printing, incorporation of new materials in satellites and smart solar panels for the acquisition and management of energy on board. A prototype ground station capable of operating and monitoring the satellite and downloading the data (ground segment) will also be developed. Finally, a command and control centre for the management and analysis of the millions of data acquired with artificial intelligence technologies will also be developed.
ITC-20181151 FEDER-INNTERCONECTA Program 2018 Call
Execution place: Andalusia and Castilla la Mancha
Execution time: September 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020
Total project budget: € 2,531,689.00
Co-financing CDTI and ERDF: € 1,346,607.20
This project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), within the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020, with the aim of promoting research, technological development and innovation
DEIMOS CASTILLA LA MANCHA S.L.U
NEPTUNO: “Advanced System of Global Maritime Surveillance based on Constellation of Low Orbit Satellites”