RadioLabs

RadioLabs is a Consortium of Universities-Industries and Research Organization established in 2001 and located in Rome, Italy. The current partners are: University of Rome "Tor Vergata", University of Roma Tre and University of L’Aquila from the academic world, and two companies of the Finmeccanica group, namely Selex-ES and Ansaldo STS.

RadioLabs contributes on Applied Research, Innovation, and Knowledge Transfer, with skills in telecommunications (ranging from wireless to satellite), satellite navigation, Internet systems and services, new media technologies.

RadioLabs has gained experience in technology applied to humanitarian demining with the SAFEDEM feasibility study, that was carried on in the framework of the ESA ARTES 20 IAP initiative “Space Assets For Enhanced DEMining” (2011-2012): it was a feasibility study aimed to the definition of innovative services for humanitarian demining supported by space assets. RadioLabs has been Prime Contractor, leading a partnership with Italian, Spanish, Belgian partners.

 

Activities in D-BOX 

RadioLabs will be involved in the scenarios and users needs assessment, contributing to the survey of practices and existing tools. Then it will participate to the design, development and demonstration of the Toolbox, mainly contributing to:

  • Navigation aspects: low-cost solutions for accurate position logging; porting/adaptation of mid-low cost technologies and solutions (i.e. precision farming, animal tracking systems);

ICT support in the field: definition of applications and selection of robust hardware for Mine Action field operations, to equip operators with an easy to use tool to access geo-information in the field, even when they are offline and to improve the quality of data from the beginning.