A CMRE scientists team from the Data Knowledge for Operational Exploitation Programme participated to the first “RAdars for loNG distance maritime surveillancE and SaR operations” (RANGER) Pilot demonstration, which was completed on the 16th of October in the marine area between Cap Bear and Aix-en-Provence in France.
It was the first time that the integrated RANGER platform and its main features were tested and evaluated at full scale. The objective of the first sea trial was to validate the system in a realistic at-sea environment with a variety of vessels behaving in accordance with pre-planned scenarios.
The European Union's project, within the Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme, aims to provide a complete solution for traffic surveillance and search and rescue operations by combining innovative radar technologies with novel signal processing solutions for early warning to deliver vessels detection, recognition, identification and tracking. CMRE's role is to develop and refine RANGER’s data fusion algorithms. This very successful trial is the first one of a series where these technologies will be further developed.