The 2nd RAWFIE Open Call for recipients of financial support

March 19, 2017 @ 17:00 – 17:00

RAWFIE  is a project in the FIRE initiative aiming to provide research and experimentation facilities through the growing domain of unmanned networked devices.

RAWFIE considers three kinds of vehicles;

  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs),
  • Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), and
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

The objective of the 2nd RAWFIE Open Call is twofold: first, to enhance certain parts and characteristics of the federated infrastructure in terms of UxV devices (RAWFIE-OC2-EXT-UGV, RAWFIE-OC2-EXT-UAV); second, to support cross-domain or domain-specific real-world applications and experiments (RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SCI, RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SME).

The types of activities that qualify for receiving financial support are the following:

Extensions (hardware):

  • UGVs Extension: Addition & customization of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (RAWFIE-OC2-EXT-UGV) – no feasibility check is needed
  • UAVs Extension: Addition & customization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RAWFIE-OC2-EXT-UAV) – no feasibility check is needed

Experimentation (software):

  • Scientific Excellence (RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SCI) – feasibility check is needed
  • Innovation by SMEs (RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SME) – feasibility check is needed

The basic idea behind the RAWFIE effort is the automated, remote operation of a large number of robotic devices for the purpose of assessing the performance of different technologies in the networking, sensing and mobile/autonomic application domains. The project aims to feature a significant number of UxV nodes in order to establish an extended test infrastructure for RAWFIE related experimentation purposes. All these items will be managed by a central controlling entity which will be programmed per case and fully overview/drive the operation of the respective mechanisms (e.g., auto-pilots, remote controlled ground vehicles). Internet connectivity will be extended to the mobile units to enable remote programming (over-the-air), control and data collection.

Call details:

  • Project acronym: RAWFIE
  • Project grant agreement number: 645220
  • Project full name: Road-, Air-, Water-based Future Internet Experimentation
  • Deadline (for all four types of activities): 19 March 2017, at 17:00 CET (Brussels local time)
  • Feasibility check deadline (only for Experimentation activities RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SCI, RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SME): 19 February, at 17:00 CET (Brussels local time)
  • Expected duration of participation: 18 months for RAWFIE-OC2-EXT (starting from July, 2017 to December, 2018) and 12 months for RAWFIE-OC2-EXP (starting from October, 2017 to September, 2018)
  • Maximum amount of financial support for each proposal: € 150 000 for RAWFIE-OC2-EXT-UGV and RAWFIE-OC2-EXT-UAV, € 100 000 for RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SCI, € 75 000 for RAWFIE-OC2-EXP-SME
  • Call identifier: RAWFIE-OC2 call
  • Language in which proposal should be submitted: English

Web link for further information (full call text/proposal guidelines/call results):
Email address for further information:

RAWFIE Open Call for Proposals 2


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