Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)
Grant Agreement : 710066
Duration: 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2019  (42 months) 

 RINA Consulting - Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A. 

(Project coordinator)

Rome, Italy  

  • sensors adaptation for usage with drones
  • development of algorithms for data processing  (vision and thermal inspection) 
  • comprehensive indoor flight campaign in simulated scenarios

 Ilva S.p.A.

(CSM subcontractor)

Taranto, Italy

 
  • determination of technical constraints and regulations to use drones in steel plants
  • onsite integration of use cases

VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH

Düsseldorf, Germany

  • development of algorithms for autonomous flying drones in complex areas
  • development of algorithms for data processing (detection of CO and intruders)
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Duisburg, Germany

 
  • determination of technical constraints and regulations to use drones in steel plants
  • onsite integration of use cases

MBDA

La Spezia, Italy

 
  • development of solution for drone robustness and drone protection
  • development  and construction of automatic drone charging stations (mobile) 
  • development of flight management of drone swarms and “drone-to-drone” communication
  • system integration of all algorithms and constructions of drones

MULTIKOPTER.DE

Sankt Katharinen, Germany

 
  •  development of solution for drone robustness and drone protection
  • development and construction of automatic drone charging stations (stationary) 
  • system integration of all algorithms and constructions of drones

SOCSI

Cardiff, United Kingdom

 
  •  analysis of the social impact on drone usage in steel plants

 

 

Applications

Maintenance

Inspection of roofs and chimneys

Environment

Monitoring and detection of chemical leak

Safety

Surveillance of high voltage areas and CO detection

Security

Anti intrusion surveillance

Restricted areas

Flight into restricted areas - Indoor or confined