CNIT (National Interuniversity Consortium for the Telecommunications) is a non-profit organisation of 40 Italian Universities with the aim at coordinating and promoting theoretical and practical research activities with the cooperation of national and international industries, in Telecommunication and ICT areas. CNIT is organised in operational units, which include Research Units (RUs), National Laboratories. The RUs are normally located at the Universities constituting the consortium. The National Laboratories are structures of CNIT with the aim to develop particularly advanced experimental, operating, national and international research activities. At present, three National Laboratories have been activated: The National Laboratory of Multimedia Communications (Naples and Cagliari), the National Laboratory of Photonic Networks (Pisa), and the National Laboratory of Radar and Surveillance Systems (RaSS), located in Pisa. Main expertise of CNIT RaSS laboratory is on radar system design and analysis, radar data and signal processing, electromagnetic surface and man-made target scattering modelling, remote sensing, and network security. The main research interests related to the POSEIDON project are in the field of passive radar, SAR/ISAR, InSAR, wideband microwave radar (form X band to W band) and polarimetric radar. CNIT RaSS activities in the project also concern the design of end-to-end security mechanisms and systems and the development of algorithms and tools for proactively detect anomalies and attacks in the network traffic.
Cartogalicia S. L., is a Spanish small enterprise with more than 15 years of activity focused on topography, photogrammetry, laser scanning, metrology, and batimetry services. In 2006, it creates CartoUAV, its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV) department, oriented towards aerial data capture for applications ranging construction, precision agriculture, environmental studies, and industrial inspection. Cartogalicia possesses a deep know-how in the development of UAV based photogrammetry applications, mainly based on the use of small platforms, including high-end multi-rotor and fixed wing UAVs. Cartogalicia plans to start operating soon with their own platform, fully developed and manufactured by Cartogalicia, with an avionics system provided by a Spanish company. Its expertise also covers high resolution imaging payload design and integration, including visible, thermal, and multispectral cameras, as well as air-ground communications and positioning technology. Starting in Spain and Portugal, Cartogalicia has expanded its activity to Latin America, and established its subsidiary enterprise GeoLinkKft 3D in Hungary. Cartogalicia has also participated in national R&D and innovation coordinated activities (Cometa project). http://cartogalicia.com/proyectos/poseidon/
GRADIANT (CARTOGALICIA subcontractor) – The Galician Research and Development Centre in Advanced Telecommunications is a private non-profit Research and Technology Organization based in Vigo, Spain. GRADIANT’s focus is on applied research on ICT and technology transfer to industry and society. Gradiant operates since 2008 and staffs ca. 82 researchers as of Q2 2016, 11 of them with PhD degree. GRADIANT has over 100 industrial clients in portfolio and a turnover of EUR 4.8 million in 2015. GRADIANT’s ICT research and innovation activity spreads over Digital Communications, Intelligent Systems, eServices, Multimodal Information, and eHealth which result in the development of technologies applicable in a wide variety of market sectors. During the last years GRADIANT has actively participated in 9 European Commission funded projects, 2 of them as project coordinator. In particular, GRADIANT currently participates in SEERS (H2020), being responsible for the research and development of multispectral video analytics software for road tunnel safety and maritime traffic surveillance from UAV. https://www.gradiant.org/en/projects/poseidon/