1 May 2017 - 30 April 2021
9 922 586,83 €
H2020-EU.3.7.3. / H2020-EU.3.7.7.
Traditionally, Unmanned Vehicles (UxVs) were being purchased with their own stovepipe control segment (Ground Control Station or ‘GCS’). These GCS were, and in many cases still are, typically closed systems utilising proprietary interfaces. The proliferation of stovepipe control systems on a single C2 system raises issues concerning interoperability, training, capital investment, adaptation work, footprint and logistic support among others. Therefore, it becomes essential for end-users to develop the ability of commanding and controlling multiple UxVs as well as other sensors and delivering complex services (such automatic asset tasking, mission planning and re-planning or 3D representation of threats to name a few) using the same systems and environments (to rationalise costs and improve efficiency).
The CAMELOT platform architecture is based on a distributed system that will offer 1) scalability, 2) availability and 3) security capabilities, as required by the end-users.
The main modules integrated within the CAMELOT framework are:
Automatic Asset Tasking and Control (AATC)
Data Manager and Analytics (DMA)
Camelot Core Layer
Camelot Authorisation Layer
Rest API Gateway
Project CAMELOT seeks to implement a standardized Multi-Service Multi-Domain Command and Control architecture, in line with recent NATO efforts, composed of six core components:
Automatic Asset Tasking and Control Block
Mission Related Service Modules
Visualization and Display Service Modules
Sensing and Detection Service Modules
Data Manager and Analytics Block
Communications and Networking Block
It is expected that by the end of the CAMELOT project, a standardized framework is implemented that encompasses the service modules (updated or new) for which the end-users have expressed a need or desire for the command and control of unmanned heterogeneous assets. These include enhanced visualization and representation of threats and the environment, optimization and improved efficiency of autonomous assets, mapping administration and tasking of sensors and surveillance technologies, and correlation of different surveillance technologies.
'The commander in war must work in a medium which his eyes cannot see; which his best deductive powers cannot always fathom; and with which, because of constant changes he can rarely become familiar.’
Carl von Clausewitz, On War