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News 2021

2021, August 1st

First newsletter of the TeamAware project

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The first issue of the TeamAware project newsletter is online and can be seen in the project website (here) or on the LinkedIn page (here).

ARIANNA staff is thrilled to set itslef on this Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action project, under the call H2020-SU-SEC-2019 (SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020) – Technologies for first responders, (total budget of 6,964,702 EUR) for the next three years (May 2021 – Apr 2024).

The main objective of the TeamAware Project is to develop an integrated and cost-efficient situational awareness system for first responders from different sectors with heterogeneous and hardly interoperable sensor units including drone mounted, wearable, and external sensor systems.

DUNE srl, with its ARIANNA system, will lead the Work Package 7, focussed on the seamless indoor-outdoor localisation and tracking of first responders, in harsh and GNSS-denied conditions.

2021, July 30th

First shooting of an ARIANNA promotional video with real-time performance

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All the actors involved in the shooting of the new promotional video of ARIANNA have been equipped with working ARIANNA systems, enabling their continuous tracking during the (more than one hour long) shooting of the video. The impersonated characters are a group of soldiers patrolling and securing an extended underground area, mimicking all the real movements occurring in such a situation (e.g. run, walk backward, move sideways, reverse walk, crouch), plus several repetitions of the same movements, due to shooting needs.

ARIANNA is quite confident of its performance, therefore offers a promotional video with the “real thing” going on, maybe less attractive of "nice" CGI generated tracks, but representing what would have been actually obtained in real-time, during the operation.

2021, June 29th-July 1st

ARIANNA at the SOFINS, 5th edition, Martignas-sur-Jalle (FR)

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Hosted in the Allwan Security booth, the ARIANNA system has been shown at the SOFINS (Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar), 2021 edition (June 29th-July 1st).  Unique in Europe, this seminar is the meeting of the industry and the special forces,  representing an opportunity for industries and start-ups to present their latest innovations which will be tested in real conditions by the special forces and units.

As expected, ARIANNA created interest and commercial contacts were triggered.

2021, May

Editorial about ARIANNA published in the "Tecnologia ed Innovazione" magazine

The Italian technologic magazine "Tecnologia ed Innovazione" published an editorial about ARIANNA in the May 2021 issue.

The title of the article (written in Italian) is "Three-dimensional mapping of underground environments".

The article focusses on the possibility to quickly generate the mapping of unknown environments using Arianna a faster and safer system than those currently in use.

2021, May 12

ARIANNA invited at the IFAFRI committee meeting

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IFAFRI (International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation), is an organization set up by international government leaders. It gives a greater voice to first responders. The Forum focuses on the technologies needed to help first responders conduct their missions safely, effectively and efficiently.
ARIANNA has been invited to hold a lecture about its recent achievements, as it represents a viable and cost-effective solution to the IFAFRI technology gap-1.  

2021, January

Editorial about ARIANNA published in the "Tecnologia ed Innovazione" magazine

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The Italian technologic magazine "Tecnologia ed Innovazione" published an editorial about ARIANNA in the January 2021 issue.

The title of the article (written in Italian) is "Localisation without GNSS: an impossible challenge?".

The article focusses on the difficulties associated with the use of the location-aiding infrastructure and then analyses ARIANNA as a viable and cost-effective solution.

2021, January 17

Project TeamAware formally approved and funded by the European Commission

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ARIANNA is extremely proud to share good news!
The Project TeamAware, submitted to the European Commission, under the Security call H2020-SU-SEC-2020m Topic TRS-02 "Technologies for First Responders", has been formally approved.
The proposal submission has been ranked 15/15 (quite uncommon ranking).

The project has 24 partners, about 900 man-months and a total budget of 7 M€. ARIANNA staff will lead the Workpackage specifically addressed to the localisation and tracking.

Good luck, TeamAware!   

2021, January

ARIANNA published on "NOI", the official magazine of the Italian Firefighters 

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ARIANNA is present at pg. 15 of the Issue 23, 2021 of the Official Magazine of the Italian Firefighters, published by the Italian Ministry of the Interiors.