Satellite Based Asset Tracking for Supporting Emergency Management in Crisis Operations


SPARTACUS will design, develop and test in real case applications a complete solution for Location Awareness in emergency management that can be deployed during disaster, replacing the traditional use of terrestrial networks, which are supposed to fail or been denied during disasters.


SPARTACUS will develop Galileo-ready satellite-based applications carried forward by consortium partners to address three main societal needs:

  • Track, trace, and localise critical transport assets especially in times of crisis and in case of major failure of existing networks (communications and power).
  • Track the flow of relief support goods from the sending side to the receiving/end place.
  • Support coordination and ensure the safety of first responders in disaster management operations.

This will make possible dedicated European services and applications tailored to the strengths of the GALILEO (SOL and/or PRS2) and EGNOS systems capabilities and EDAS3 (EGNOS Data Access Service) service.In addition, SPARTACUS will develop a lightweight communications infrastructure that integrates terrestrial mobile radio networks, namely GSM/3G, WLAN and also LTE (Long Term Evolution, 4G), with satellite backhauling systems.

TriaGnoSys’ Role

TriaGnoSys GmbH is leading the WP3 SPARTACUS project “Development of Communication Capabilities”. This is designing terrestrial and satellite networks in a single access point. Besides being the WP3 leader, TriaGnoSys is participating in many other tasks of this project as a communication systems expert. Its expertise in building communications infrastructure during emergency situations plays an important role on the overall project.

SPARTACUS Consortium

The SPARTACUS project is co-founded by the European Commission under the SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME (Information and Communication Technologies) and the SPARTACUS consortium is composed by 12 partners from 9 European countries: D’Appolonia S.p.A. (IT), University of Pavia (IT), University of Bologna (IT), Newcastle University (UK), Romanian Railway Authority (RO), Institut Mihajlo Pupin (RS), Disaster Management Advice and Training (AT), AnsuR Technologies (NO), TriaGnoSys GmbH (DE), GlobalGPS (BA), Akkon University (DE) and SBG Systems (FR).