Acronym: MORUS 
Name: Unmanned system for maritime security and environmental monitoring 
Project status: From: 2015-01-01 To: 2017-12-31 (Completed)
Contract number: EAP. SFPP 984807 
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Type (Programme): Ostali 
Instrument: Ostalo 
Project cost: 834.929,00 EUR
Project funding: 394.590,00 EUR
Project coordinator
Organisation Name: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing 
Organisation adress: Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb 
Organisation country: Croatia 
Contact person name: prof. dr. sc. Stjepan Bogdan 
Contact person email: Email 
Croatian partner
Organisation name: Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva 
Organisation address:  
Contact person name: prof. dr. sc. Stjepan Bogdan
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Organisation nameCountry
University of Dubrovnik Croatia 
University of Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 
University of Limerick Ireland 
Short description of project
The main goal of MORUS project is a design and development of a fully operational complex robotic system prototype comprised of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) capable of autonomous and cooperative mission executions related to environmental, border and port security. The proposed research is in internationally competitive field with the main objective to design and develop autonomous aerial and marine robotic system, capable of collective engagement in missions taking place in dynamic and nondeterministic environments. The design will focus mainly on payload enhancement and UAV autonomy which is mandatory for UUV transport. Besides that, a docking system and cooperative control algorithms will be developed enabling autonomous deployment, re-deployment and data exchange at the open sea. Operating environment of the proposed prototype is an unknown, uncertain and remote, i.e. far from a human operator. Therefore, a whole set of novel cooperative control algorithms, combined with augmented human machine interface, will be designed and implemented in order to ensure safety and recoverability of the described system.  
Short description of the task performed by Croatian partner


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