The third Pilot test of the FORENSOR system took place on July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2017, at the Albufera Natural Park near València, Spain.

This event closes Pilot Phase I of the FORENSOR project which was conducted during May-July 2017, and tested and evaluated the first release of the FORENSOR platform. Two more Pilot tests have been conducted within Pilot Phase I (one in Lisbon, Portugal and another one in Chiusi, Italy). A second testing phase, Pilot Phase II, is also planned for the last year of the FORENSOR project in order to test and evaluate the final release of the FORENSOR platform.

In general, FORENSOR Pilot Phase I was a precious opportunity to:

  • validate and test the various FORENSOR components under real operational conditions,
  • verify the ongoing integration effort, mainly based upon bilateral integrations under real operational conditions, and
  • acquaint the users with the technological developments and the evolving features of the FORENSOR platform.

In the Spanish Pilot the consortium was represented by VIS (Filipe Custódio), SYN (Andreas Papadakis), and PLV (José Luis Diego, Pedro J. Moreno and Guillermo Lerma). The Policia Local de Valencia (PLV) provided cars, van and support personnel for the Pilot, resources that were used to represent different system usage scenarios.

Generally, the scenarios tested during FORENSOR Pilot Phase I were characterised by increasing complexity through the three Pilots (as integration activities were active during this period) aligned with the planned progress of the project. Features that were tested include:

  • The shooting of the pilot-specific scenarios using the 1st Vision Chip.
  • The communication between nodes, between the nodes and the Gateway (GTW), and between the GTW and the Server-based Application (SBA).
    • The transfer of predefined alerts and evidence from the nodes to the GTW and then to the SBA.
  • The configuration of the Visual Sensor Network (VSN), the establishment of the multi-hop routing mechanism among the nodes.
  • The usage of the SBA on behalf of the LEA officers in order to manage the incoming alerts and evidence and to monitor the VSN.
  • The powering of the device through a single power source.

Other non-functional aspects were also evaluated by the pilot partners, including the level of integration among the components, the sensor box (camouflage, dimensions), and the communications characteristics (range and robustness).

Finaly, it must be noted that partner PLV (Valencia Local Police) is validating the FORENSOR system in the context of automatic detection of crimes against traffic safety, such as the identification of vehicles driven by people under the influence of alcohol and drugs.