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Royal Military Academy (RMA)

Unmanned Vehicle Centre

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Av. De La Renaissance 30
1000
Brussels
Belgium
003227426553
geert.de.cubber@rma.ac.be
http://mecatron.rma.ac.be/
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Contact person

Dr. Geert De Cubber (Project Coordinator)

Field of Activity


4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Navigation, guidance, control and tracking
» Scenario development and decision support
» Rescue and relief services

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Intelligence systems
» Artificial intelligence/robotics
» Software, Data Processing

Core competencies

The Unmanned Vehicle Centre of the Department of Mechanics of the Belgian Royal Military Academy
is a research laboratory specialized in the design, development and control of unmanned systems, both unmanned
ground vehicles (ugv) and unmanned aerial vehicles (uav). The lab conducts research in varied domains,
ranging from very fundamental aspects to the development of prototype products.

The (fundamental) research focus of our lab is more on robot intelligence: visual 3D perception,
unstructured terrain understanding, mapping, robot control, … The application scenarios are typically crisis
management and humanitarian demining applications. In this context, we are already coordinating 2 EU-FP7-IP
projects: ICARUS (http://www.fp7-icarus.eu/) on Search & Rescue and TIRAMISU (http://www.fp7-tiramisu.eu/) on
humanitarian demining and 1 H2020 BES-action SafeShore on maritime border surveillance.

Our special status as a research lab connected to the Belgian army allows us to have good relations and access to
many end users (Belgian First Aid and Support Team / Army / Civil Protection / Police / …)

H2020 Research Focus

  • SEC-01-DRS-2016 Integrated tools for response planning and scenario building
  • SEC-02-DRS-2016 Situational awareness systems to support civil protection preparation and operational decision making
  • SEC-05-DRS-2016-2017-a-(2016) Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster
  • SEC-05-DRS-2016-2017-b-(2017) Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster
  • SEC-11-FCT-2016 Detection techniques on explosives: Countering an explosive threat, across the timeline of a plot
  • SEC-20-BES-2016 Border Security: autonomous systems and control systems
  • SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 Pan European Networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-SecurityICARUS (http://www.fp7-icarus.eu/)
TIRAMISU (http://www.fp7-tiramisu.eu/)
SafeShore (detection of RPAS for maritime border surveillance)
National Security Research ProjectsHUDEM
MB12
Other Security Research Projects EDA-Networked Multi-Robot Systems


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2012-07-11 / 2016-03-31