The Aereospace & Defense Meetings Torino is the only international business convention for the aerospace and defense industry organized in Italy. This year, it takes place at the Oval Lingotto Fiere in Torino, from the 23rd to the 24th of October.
NavSAS takes part to the convention showing a prototype of GPS-scatterometer. You can find it at the TORINO PIEMONTE AEROSPACE stand. The prototype is developed in the framework of a regional/national Italian project, namely SMAT-F2 (System of Advanced Monitoring of the Territory - Phase 2).
The SMAT project, coordinated by ALENIA AERMACCHI S.p.A., has the aim to implement an Advanced Monitoring System of the Territory, based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It will be able, through proper control stations, to continuously monitor an extended area in order to prevent and control a wide set of events such as: floods, fires, landslips, traffic, urban planning, pollution and crops.
The first phase of the SMAT project (SMAT-F1), already concluded, investigated the potentiality of light aircrafts to simulate some operational scenarios in order to obtain preliminary information about the capabilities of new sensors that require a phase of detailed characterization. The second phase (SMAT-F2) has the objective of developing technological issues enabling the SMAT system, with a short-medium term market view. The final outcome of this second phase will be a functional demonstration of the system, able to satisfy the user requirements on different kind of applications.TORINO PIEMONTE AEROSPACE involves most of the SMAT-F2 partners: ALENIA AERMACCHI S.p.A., BLUE ENGINEERING, DigiSky srl, EICAS Automazione S.p.A., MITO Srl, NIMBUS, ProS3,SELEX ES, SYNAREA CONSULTANTS S.r.l.