European Projects

European Projects

DigiSky has ten years of experience in European sponsored projects. Actually, we are involved in two Horizon 2020 projects, namely MONICA and CPSwarm, where we mainly act as the system integrator of different UAV platforms (e.g. multirotors, fixed wings and blimps) in order to accomplish designed missions.

Management Of Networked IoT Wearables - MONICA

Very Large Scale Demonstration of Cultural Societal Applications

monica eu project

The Sound City Project MONICA aims to provide a very large-scale demonstration of multiple existing and new Internet of Things technologies for Smarter Living. The solution will be deployed in six major cities in Europe.

MONICA demonstrates a large-scale IoT ecosystem that uses innovative wearable and portable IoT sensors and actuators with closed-loop back-end services integrated into an interoperable, cloud-based platform capable of offering a multitude of simultaneous, targeted applications. It is one of the largest scale IoT platform demonstrations ever thanks to cheap wearables and legacy Smartphones. MONICA embraces a large number of IoT enablers aligned with AIOTI (Alliance of IoT Innovation) and IOT-A. It is demonstrated with a highly relevant IoT application in public safety at big events, where the cheap devices are needed because of the large masses of people.

All ecosystems will be demonstrated in the scope of large scale city events, but have general applicability for dynamically deploying Smart City applications in many fixed locations such as airports, main traffic arterials, and construction sites.

DigiSky involvement in Monica Project

DigiSky is responsible for customizing, delivering and deploying drones and airships equipped with cameras and sound sensors that will be used in the pilots and will also deliver and install the UWB wireless communication infrastructures for ultra-precise positioning. The main challenge that DigiSky will face in the project will be the hardware and system integration of UAV platforms in order to board and manage the partner’s payload.

CPSwarm- Cyber Physical System Swarm

A Horizon 2020 project on applications of swarm algorithms in Cyber-Physical Systems


CPSwarm proposes a new science of system integration and tools to support engineering of Cyber Physical System swarms. CPSwarm tools will ease development and integration of complex herds of heterogeneous CPS that collaborate based on local policies and that exhibit a collective behavior capable of solving complex, industrial-driven, real-world problems.

The project aims at defining a complete tool chain that enables the designer to:

(a) set-up collaborative autonomous CPSs

(b) test the swarm performance with respect to the design goal

(c) massively deploy solutions towards “reconfigurable” CPS devices.

Model-centric design and predictive engineering are the pillars of the project, enabling definition, composition, verification and simulation of collaborative, autonomous CPS while accounting for various dynamics, constraints and for safety, performance and cost efficiency issues. CPSwarm pushes forward CPS engineering at a larger scale, with an expected significant reduction of development time and costs. Project results will be tested in real-world use cases in 3 different domains: swarms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Rovers for safety and security purposes; autonomous driving for freight vehicles; and swarm of rovers for logistics.

DigiSky Involvement in CPSwarm Project

DigiSky will help the team defining the use cases key features as well as requirements for CPS design tools that include self-organizing distributed intelligence. DigiSky, in coordination with partners, will integrate self- organizing algorithm and distributed decision in their UAV and robots exploiting the internal expertise of avionic and electronic systems. DigiSky will take part in the demonstrations and will provide hardware especially for UAV/robotic use cases.

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