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SHIELD project aims at customizing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) able to patrol archaeological and heritage sites using the latest technologies in imaging techniques, live data streaming, in-flight processing, machine learning and flight data management. The customized surveillance device is expected to be autonomously deployed from a ground station (helipad) on schedule operations both during night and day routine flights.
The system is foreseen to take-off, patrol, stream live data, land, recharge the batteries and stand-by for the next scheduled operation.
The final goals are represented by the identification of looting activities in real-time, the collection of data for monitoring purposes on the medium and long term period and put in place a deterrence strategy to target specific criminal behaviour.
The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus (Coordinator)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy - Research Unit TeV (Technolgies of Vision)
INESCTEC, CRAS, Portugal
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