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Below you will find the latest news about the MONET project and related issues.

MONET Field Tests

posted 4 Oct 2012, 05:54 by Guido Oddi   [ updated 4 Oct 2012, 05:57 ]

The MONET evaluation was performed by end-users emulating a real scenario under quasi-realistic conditions, in order to show end users what has been achieved in the project but also that the functional features of the prototypes fill their needs. The evaluation of the MONET project relied on the most demanding scenario studied during Work Package 2: the Forest fire. Such scenario is able to validate the most demanding parameters of the MONET system.

The Field tests were held in Madrid on the 4th of September 2012 and the video showing the field tests scenario, the performed operations and the main results is available here.

Further information will be added to this section as soon as they will be available.

First PSCE Forum 2012 - MONET presentation

posted 11 May 2012, 03:38 by Guido Oddi   [ updated 22 Jun 2012, 01:43 ]

The MONET consortium presented the concept, the objective, the scenarios and the main results of the MONET project within the first 2012 PSCE Forum Conference. 

PSCE Conference was held in Helsinki (Finland) on 30 and 31 May 2012

PSCE conferences traditionally contain presentations of top-level policymakers, academic researchers, industrial experts and other interested stakeholders addressing the new developments in the area of public safety communications. 

The main objective of MONET project in the context of PSCE Forum dissemination event was to show that the integrated use of satellite communication and terrestrial networks (especially MANET networks) provides a large applicability in a high number of end-users scenario (including, but not limited to, the scenarios presented and studied within the MONET project). Moreover the approach used in MONET, i.e. by improving each segment separately but also taking into account the system as a whole - see WP4 optimizations for further details - are required to ensure high-level results, in terms of performances and reliability, for the end-users. 

The following representatives of the MONET consortium participated to the PSCE Forum:

Philippe Boutry (ASTR)
Haitham Cruickshank (UNIS)
André Oliveira (TEK)
Antonio Pietrabissa (CRAT)

André Oliveira (the coordinator of MONET) presented the project. The presentation was well received and a fruitful discussion took place. In particular topics as security, satellite architectures and video encoding mechanisms were discussed with the audience. Moreover, the MONET consortium advertises the audience about the field trial to be held in Madrid. The representatives of the MONET consortium attended the User Committee and the R&D Committee of the PSCE Forum. The User Committee has given the opportunity to exchange ideas with potential end users, especially about user involvement in the project (Advisory Board setup), the structure of the field trials (division in technical tests and operational tests), requirements (tied to the test scenarios), application and services (voice, video), etc.

During the event, the MONET node was presented and shown to the PSCE forum audience (see figure below).

As event result, PSCE will produce a press release of the forum describing the event and the MONET dissemination action. It will also disseminate MONET field trial invitations among its members.

For further information about the event, please refer to the PSCE Forum web site.

MONET End-users Workshop

posted 29 Mar 2010, 10:10 by   [ updated 15 Jun 2010, 06:01 by Guido Oddi ]

The MONET End-users Workshop was held on 7th June 2010 in Madrid at the ISDEFE Officies, in C/ Castelló 128, 5th floor. The following map shows the workshop location:

Workshop Location

The following table contains the Workshop Agenda:

 TimeItem Owner
 09:30Welcome words and presentation of the agenda ISDEFE
 09:45Brief presentation of the attendance and expectancy about the WS (round table) ALL
 10:00Brief presentation of the consortium & role in MONET project
  • CRAT
  • UoS
  • Slovenian Civil Protection
 10:15MONET Overall Presentation
 10:25Presentation of MONET Questionnaires Results
  • Introduction and objectives
  • List of participants
  • List of analyzed Scenarios
 10:40 Presentation of  MONET Questionnaires Results
  • Scenario 1: Public Safety – Forest Fire
 11:10Coffee Break
 11:25Presentation of MONET Questionnaires Results
  • Scenario 2: Public Safety – Mountain Rescue  in a Remote Area
 11:45Presentation of MONET Questionnaires Results
  • Scenario 3: Border control –  Coastal Monitoring
  • Scenario 4: Ground Traffic Management in Airport
  • Common Operational Requirements for all Scenarios
  • Operational Requirements beyond MONET (for further developments)
 12:40Presentation of MONET Technical Requirements ASTRIUM
 13:00MONET High Level Architecture
 13:20Lunch ALL
 14:30Discussions and Conclusions
 14:40Next Steps

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