The mission of the SafeShore project is to tackle existing problems and gaps in coastal border surveillance by developing a system for detection of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) using state-of-the-art, low cost, and low-emission technology. The system will be integrated with existing systems and create a continuous detection line along the border to help border officials in preventing crime such trafficking of human beings and smuggling of drugs.
The SafeShore core solution for detecting small targets that are flying at low altitude is to use DFSL 3D LIDAR that scans the sky and creates above the protected area a virtual dome shield. The 3D LIDAR will be integrated with passive acoustic sensors, passive radio detection and video analytics. With 3D LIDAR technology, SafeShore will be able to cover a vast area of the coastal border using mobile platforms. Each mobile platform will cover its area with a dome-shaped virtual detection shield with a radius of about 250-300m. There will be approximately 50 meters overlapping between the platforms. The overlapping will create a continuous detection shield along the shoreline.