Year: 2016 to 2018.

Project type: Horizon 2020.

Participants: 6 Enterprises, 5 Research Organisations, 1 Public Body, 1 Industrial Cluster and Open Calls including 29 entities.

RAWFIE (Road-, Air-, and Water- based Future Internet Experimentation) is a project funded by the European Commission (Horizon H2020 programme) under the Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE+) initiative that aims at providing research facilities for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The project introduces a unique platform across the space and technology by integrating numerous test beds of unmanned vehicles for research experimentation in vehicular, aerial and maritime environments. The platform will support experimenters with smart tools to conduct and monitor experiments in the domains of IoT, networking, sensing and satellite navigation.

On RAWFIE, CATUAV integrated its BCN Drone Center as a testbed node of the enhanced infrastructure, addressed to offer a complete environment to perform remote experiments under the FIRE initiative using UAVs and UGVs. CATUAV improved its facilities with a new Ground Control Station (GCS), new internet links and IT servers, as well as specific developments in its UAVs. During the experimental campaigns, the planned flights were remotely activated from the RAWFIE central ground control center in Athens, and were launched and executed inside the TSA of the BCN Drone Center, under permanent surveillance and monitoring by the center staff. RAWFIE will have a post project phase for the exploitation of the assets involved.