Challenges
Our partners are looking for solutions for some crucial problems. They not only would like to test your solutions but also to pay for them. Your chances for acceleration phase will grow if you help our partners with their pains.

1. Design and implement an intelligent monitoring system for control, steering, measurement and visualisation of the electrical power system for the Port of Gdynia

2. Design and implement an intelligent monitoring system for control, steering and efficiency assessment of the heating system functionality for the Port of Gdynia

3. Design and implement an automated accounting system for electricity consumption for the Port of Gdynia

4. Design and implement an automated billing and settlement system for rain tax accounting for the Port of Gdynia

5. Design and implement a monitoring system for debris changes (bottom sediments) in the main entrance area to the Port of Gdynia

6. Design and implement a maritime species qualitative and quantitative analysis monitoring system for the Port of Gdynia’s breakwater area

7. Design and implement a soil contamination identification system for areas hard to access for the Port of Gdynia

8. Design and implement a sensor / detector system for the measurement of noise, dust and odour emissions in critical points of the Port of Gdansk.

9. Implement a mobile system for drone detection and neutralisation designed to secure mass events for PZU Lab

10. Design an ecosystem allowing to conduct simulations of industrial failures for PZU Lab

11. Provide an IT system allowing to handle wheeled vehicle transport for OT Logistics

12. Provide an electronic management system for an environmental laboratory – from sample collection through sample analysis to reporting results for the Gdansk Maritime Institute

13. Provide a platform for sampling air in specific, difficult to access places of the industrial infrastructure for the Lotos Group

14. Provide a satellite monitoring system for industrial areas identifying subsidence anomalies of buildings and industrial structures for the Lotos Group

15. Design and implement an application addressed to Premium customers, allowing booking of refuelling sites and automating the billing process for the Lotos Group

16. Design and implement a personnel monitoring system based on an IoT solution, designed for integration with protective helmets for the Lotos Group

17. Design and implement a virtual training system for employees prior to introduction into the physical industrial area for the Lotos Group

18. A platform for active management of the fleet of tankers

19. Provide a system offering intelligent surveillance of safe navigation in the inner harbour of the Port of Gdansk

20. Provide an autonomous (unmanned) skimmer floating with an oil separator, which routinely cleans water in port waters, allowing the removal of thin layers of spillage in the Port of Gdansk

21. Asset management system (including such functionality as potential damage forecasting, inventory management, facility inspections, reporting, etc.)

22. Provide a AR, VR solution to support customer service, education and automation of internal processes in Orange Polska

23. Provide an IoT Smart City solution (such as intelligent lighting, transportation, traffic management), Smart Home / Connected Home (security, smart energy) or Smart Car solution for Orange Polska

24. Provide a Big data solution for data collection and analysis, leading to data management optimisation and ultimately sales growth, such as detection of anomalies in Orange services or accounts, which result in customer complaints

25. Provide a customer experience solution having a positive impact on customer satisfaction and building positive customer engagement (B2C, B2B) such as education solution for elderly people that encourages and facilitates the use of Orange’s digital solutions and services, including self services

26. Mobile logistic support system for train drivers and railway technical suport for Lotos Group

27. IT management system for OT Logistics trains

28. Design and implementation system which manages technical integrity of industrial facility for PZU Lab

29. Control and verification of movement in a logistical-warehouse centre between designated areas, utilising intelligent wireless sensors working in close proximity to employees for X-Kom

30. Design and implement a product tracking system for the supply chain of CELSA Group Huta Ostrowiec utilising IoT/RFID technologies

31. Design and implement an Industry 4.0 solution allowing to automate and optimise processes for CELSA Group Huta Ostrowiec

32. Optimise the planning process of utilising trains for Pol Miedź Trans

33. Optimise service and maintenance processes for trains taking into account time and cost planning for Pol Miedź Trans

34. Optimise administration processes in property management (with special consideration to environmental and energy policies) for Pol Miedź Trans

35. Provide an installation to neutralize carbon dust in the Port of Gdynia

36. Provide a system to monitor trends in estate pricing trends

37. Provide a system to control a grain elevator and manage transport

38. Visualize the area of a cellulose-paper factory with adjacent areas including a GIS system for International Paper – Kwidzyn Sp. z o.o.

39. Smart Transport Monitoring System working at a cellulose-paper factory for International Paper – Kwidzyn Sp. z o.o.

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Challenges
Our partners are looking for solutions for some crucial problems. They not only would like to test your solutions but also to pay for them. Your chances for acceleration phase will grow if you help our partners with their pains.

Challenge 1: Design and implement an intelligent monitoring system for control, steering, measurement and visualisation of the electrical power system

Desired Effect: The design and implementation of a highly integrated system will enable the supervision of the existing power grid within the Port of Gdynia. The solution should allow real-time live monitoring of a 15kV network power supply performance and provide the ability to control and visualise the operational status of the network.

As part of the proposed solution, the system should allow to:

  • Monitor the operation of three major transformer stations (PPZ-1, PPZ-2 and
    PZ-2016)
  • Monitor the work of branch stations located in the Port of Gdynia
  • Enable a fast connection of further electrical engineering objects and determine their working parameters, taking into account the potential use of different types of equipment from different manufacturers
  • Integration of existing systems not directly related to work of power substations but requiring support from the telecommunications infrastructure such as CCTV systems
  • Enable to archive the collected measurement data and its analysis and presentation in form of operational reports; It should also include settlement of media bills
  • Automate the work of monitored power stations
  • Present the current operational situation using distributed information boards
  • Indicate an effective assessment of electricity quality

In addition, the design of the system must allow to monitor basic technical parameters of the SN 15 kV transmission networks, i.e. to inform of their operational status (included, not included, SN 15 kV, load, etc.). In addition, the system should indicate the current operating status of the distribution boards of each 15 kV substation, as well as the distribution transformers of these substations (load, voltage, current measurement, etc.).

Information about the current state of the power grid system should be transmitted via existing GSM network and / or fiber optic network with optional information output via API to be used in the on-line concept.

The proposed system must assume the use of a base station located in a separated place at the Port of Gdynia and allow the system to be viewed from any Port location.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Possible use of satellite data for visualisation of the Port area with the added network of monitored power equipment and transfer lines according to type (overhead / underground lines)
  • It is also possible to use GNSS data (standard Time / location)

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 2: Design and implement an intelligent monitoring system for control, steering and efficiency assessment of the heating system functionality

Desired Effect:To design and implement a highly integrated system which will allow to visualise the information on heating infrastructure operations located in the Port of Gdynia. The implemented solution should enable real-time monitoring of operating parameters for existing hubs and heating nodes, collect and provide information in form of visualisations of the operational status for the entire network.

As part of the proposed solution, the system should allow:

  • Automatic monitoring of heating nodes operation
  • Automatic monitoring of remaining heating network elements within the Port
  • Automatic monitoring of heat sources located in the Port of Gdynia
  • Providing a highly scalable solution enabling rapid integration of new heating network elements into the planned monitoring system
  • Real-time visualisation of parameters of heating infrastructure operations
  • Archive of collected measurement data and its analysis, as well as the ability to present information in form of monthly reports
  • Allow the possibility to settle media bills in regards to the heating system
  • Automate the operation of monitored heating nodes
  • Present the current situation using distributed information boards
  • Determine the energy efficiency

Information on the current state of the district heating system should be transmitted via existing GSM and / or fiber optic network infrastructure with the option of providing information via API for use in the on-line concept.

The proposed system must assume the use of a base station located in a seperated place at the Port of Gdynia and allow the system to be viewed from any Port location.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Utilisation of satellite data for visualisation of port areas with added layers of monitored power equipment and transmission lines
  • Use of drones, road or mobile platforms equipped with remote infrared imaging (FLIR) equipment for observing thermal infrastructure with geo-location information derived from GNSS satellite navigation systems.
  • Possible use of GNSS elements as a universal time pattern and / or support for reaching specific network elements

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 3: Design and implement an automated accounting system for electricity consumption

Desired Effect: Creating a system allowing to integrate remote readings of parameters from electricity counters with a billing system for a selected customer group.

The designed system should allow:

  • Automatic, wireless reading of parameters from electricity counters meters (so-called counter states)
  • Automatic conversion of the collected data into a format compatible with the electricity billing system
  • Creation of ready-made sheets, allowing the invoicing recipients for consumed electricity. The system must also allow the possibility of separating the invoices for comprehensive agreements, distribution and electricity sales
  • The possibility of including into the billing system information from sources other than electricity consumption counters, i.e. allowing to calculate of the consumption of heat energy, water consumption and costs resulting from the need to discharge sewage.

In addition, the proposed system should be able to generate monthly reports, which are a statistical summary of consumption for particular media (electricity, water, etc.) as well as a summary of the value of invoices issued.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Utilisation of satellite data for visualisation of port areas with the added layer of the monitored counter devices network (electricity meters / water meters, etc.)
  • Use of satellite data for additional monitoring or calibration
  • For advanced solutions: use of meteorological data, including historical data

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 4: Design and implement an automated billing and settlement system for rain tax accounting

Desired effect: The design of a system allowing to calculate the fee for the discharge of rainwater and melting water into the Gdynia port and its purification.

As part of the proposed solution, the system should allow to:

  • Estimate the participation of individual objects in the discharge of rainwater on the basis of monthly statistical values ​​or taking into account precise local measurements
  • Provide the information required for the settlement system to calculate the due rain fee for draining and purifying rain / thaw water
  • Generate payment sheets allowing to automatically issue invoices for dedicated recipients

In addition the proposed system should enable to generate monthly reports, a statistical summary of the amount of rain water discharged, as well as a summary of the value of issued invoices.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Utilisation of satellite data to determine significant parameters from a settlement point of view, such as the size or inclination of roofs of buildings in order to estimate the value of rain water drained and / or snow melting on roof surfaces.
  • Utilisation of satellite data and / or meteorological data for the statistical determination of monthly precipitation (rain / snow) values, which allow to estimate of rainfall discharges
  • Identification of sites where there may have been adverse effects associated with heavy precipitation or melting of snow, particularly water pollution

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 5: Design and implement a monitoring system for debris changes (bottom sediments) in the main entrance area to the port

Desired Effect: Design and implementation of a monitoring system for the Port of Gdynia in connection with the planned extension of port infrastructure towards the sea, especially for planned hydropower activities and their potential impact on the Natura 2000 protected area “Cliffs and Ornate Rock Reefs”.

As part of the proposed solution, the system should allow to:

  • Collect the required data on the present state of the seabed in the area of ​​planned hydrotechnical investments and directly adjacent to them
  • Create of a mathematical model that simulates the impact of planned hydrotechnical installations on the change of sediment movement in different design variants of these installations
  • Evaluate the impact of planned investments on special protected areas, eg Natura 2000 sites.

The resulting system should answer the question which of the available solutions would best meet the investment objectives of Port of Gdynia while minimising the impact of hydrotechnical works on the environment, especially in protected areas. For this purpose, the proposed solution should generate appropriate reports, including information on the adopted model, together with a visualisation of the simulated impact of the planned infrastructure.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Currently used satellite systems allow coastline zone mapping with such satellites as Sentinel or Landsat
  • Precise mapping of the seabed via towed ships / drones requires the use of a precise GNSS navigation system
  • Integration of data from various satellite sources (including historical) for more precise mathematical models and simulations

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 6: Design and implement a maritime species qualitative and quantitative analysis monitoring system for the port breakwater area

Desired Effect: Design and implementation of a system to assess the species and quantitative status of marine organisms in the area of ​​the breakwater of the Port of Gdynia and to analyze the impact of planned hydrotechnical installations on the population of identified species.

Within the proposed solution the system must be:

  • Make a spatial model of the occurrence of marine organisms, taking into account the periodic changes in the occurrence of these populations
  • Identify basic parameters of identified populations such as abundance, status, migration, vitality
  • Create simulated maps of the impact of planned hydrotechnical infrastructure on marine organisms occurring in the bottom zone of the breakwater area of the Port of Gdynia.

In addition the proposed system should be able to generate reports in the form of visualisation of species occurrence at present (as well as their state) and the simulated effect of introducing new infrastructure, i.e. changes in the occurrence of specific species, their abundance, state, suggested migration to other sites and viability.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Utilisation of satellite systems for satellite imaging of coastal areas of relatively low depth
  • Application of GNSS global navigation systems to provide accurate information from active seabed scanning systems
  • Integration of data from various satellite sources (including historical) for more precise mathematical models and simulations

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 7: Design and implement a soil contamination identification system for areas hard to access

Desired Effect: Introducing a system allowing continuous monitoring of the soil in areas that are difficult to access, i.e. in areas covered by technical plates or buildings, where traditional measurements can not be used.

As part of the resulting solution, the system should:

  • Operate autonomously and over a long period of time, conducting periodic measurements of chemical substances that may indicate soil contamination (e.g. petroleum)
  • Enable to estimate the contamination extent, i.e. the identified area and contamination depth
  • Indicate the degree of threat to the local environment by assessing the extent of land contamination in case of incident occurrence and identification

In addition, the proposed system should allow to generate of monthly reports summarising the current situation and identified incidents.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Use of satellite data to identify the type of land occurring in the surveyed area, including historical data
  • Possible use of GNSS satellite navigation systems to identify measurement points
  • Supporting identification of contamination areas with unmanned flying vehicles (UAVs) and integration of the gathered information with satellite data

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 8: Design and implement a sensor / detector system for the measurement of noise, dust and odour emissions in critical points of the port

Desired effect: A noise, dust and odour emissions detection system consisting of two basic components:

  • A measurement layer equipped with a set of appropriate sensors allowing to continuously monitor the levels of noise, dust (PM10, PM2.5) and odour (nitrogen based: ammonia, amines, heterolytic, organic nitrogen compounds, sulphur compounds: hydrogen sulphide, sulphides, disulphides, thiols and heterocyclic organic sulphur compounds, as well as compounds produced in fermentation processes – aldehydes, ketones and esters), and wind speed and direction sensors,
  • A communication layer equipped with wireless communication components allowing to provide communication coverage of the port area.

Each device designed should provide trouble-free and maintenance-free operation, identifying monitored contamination levels in quasi-real time. The collected information should be sent regularly via wireless network to the central computer with analytical software enabling visualisation of the contamination, as well as determination their possible sources. The analytical system should also have a built-in decision-making logic enabling it to automatically send alarm messages in case it detects concentrations / noise exceeding the values considered as standard, with the ability to archive the measured data. The system should also allow, in some extent, to predict increased emissions based on atmospheric phenomena. The monitoring platform should also provide data in form of a simple numerical visualisations via appropriate API.

Relation to satellite assets: Part of the system should rely on information obtained from satellite data – visualisation of the contamination will require integration of high resolution port images from satellites or aerodynamic platforms. Regular information reporting will also require time synchronisation of markers between the devices – a GNSS receiver would be the ideal solution in this regard, which synchronises with clocks installed on navigation satellites. There is also the possibility of moving monitoring devices during workflow activities of the port – in such case the GNSS sensor would allow automatic location updates for measurement devices, which could then be automatically taken into account by the analytical system. This approach also allows to set additional monitoring devices depending on the needs and to rapid integrate them into the monitoring network.

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdansk

Challenge 9: Implement a mobile system for drone detection and neutralisation designed to secure mass events

Desired Effect: Design, construction and implementation of a mobile system concept to detect, identify and neutralise civilian unmanned aerial vehicles violating restricted aerospace, with the violation of aerospace being temporary. The primary purpose of the planned system is to protect mass events against unauthorised use of UAVs and / or to prevent attacks by using this technology. For this reason, the planned system must be highly reliable, and include a simple operator interface and short response time from detection to neutralising the threat in an effective range of not less than 1000 meters.

In detail the planned system must allow to:

  • Utilise cars as available mobile platforms acting as a carrier system / operator station
  • Quickly detect unmanned aerial vehicles via an active radar system; optical vision / inspection system with laser distance measurement; an acoustic system equipped with a directional microphone set to detect sound emissions characteristic for unmanned flying platforms; Directional antenna system for detecting radio emissions on bands used by civil drones and determining their positions; It is assumed that for the proper functioning of the system it is necessary to use all four methods in parallel for synergy
  • Use telecommunication devices capable of creating a security zone to effectively jam control signals in the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz (WiFi) frequency bands, and effectively block the use of GNSS receivers by broadcasting L1, L2 1,227 and 1,575 GHz to block the use of autonomous control and navigation of flying platforms.
  • Manual and semi-automatic operation of a civilian UAV detection / tracking / neutralisation system with an effective range of not less than 1,000 meters, potentially limiting the role of the operator to make decisions on actions neutralising a flying vehicle.
  • Effectively detect unmanned, civilian vehicles including those flying during low visibility or bad weather conditions; distinguish vehicles flying from biological agents
  • Automatic recording of data from available sensors to create an incident information database with the ability for further analysis later

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The operated system must know the exact location of the mobile platform, as well as the points defining the scope of the tracked area under the control of the planned system. Therefore, the ideal solution is to use the available GNSS technology, which is not a problem even with jamming enabled, because it assumes that the platform does not move during the observation. Knowledge of the position and information obtained by laser beam (or radar) allows a precise positioning of the object relative to the mobile platform and proper consideration by the system (in case of radar system, a certain range of distances in assumed, depending on the size and structure of the flying vehicle)
  • The use of terrestrial satellite imagery or digital maps is also capable of supporting the system by providing data to the operator so the range of the enclosed zone can be defined in an intuitive manner

Recipient of the solution

PZU Lab

Challenge 10: Design an ecosystem allowing to conduct simulations of industrial failures

Desired Effect: Design, implement and implement a virtual, computerised ecosystem that allows to effectively evaluate the consequences of certain events within covered industrial areas. For this purpose, the planned solution should allow simulations of events (incidents / disasters) and their consequences, taking into account potential countermeasures of dedicated rescue units and the implementation of emergency scenarios by qualified personnel.

The implementation of the system should be based on three basic components:

  • A flying, highly autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle, designed and constructed to operate in potentially explosive areas (Zone 2 and Zone 22), equipped with devices to record imagery (including video) in daylight, and (optionally) an additional camera working in infrared
  • Software to convert images captured by the flying vehicle into a form supported by a planned computing ecosystem; It should also have the ability to design / modify new and existing 3D models
  • A computational platform capable of simulating potentially catastrophic events in a virtual 3D environment that includes accurate mapping of objects in an industrial area

The resulting system based on the elements above must implement the following assumptions:

  • Long-lasting flight of the unmanned vehicle of minimum 20 minutes and use of software allowing to plan the route and its execution in an autonomous mode i.e. without operator intervention
  • The ability to quickly convert captured images / transcripts from the flying platform into 3D models for simulation and 3D object placement or the ability to convert generated models into objects that can be used in the planned ecosystem
  • Allow to create 3D models based on non-flying platform information
  • Provide the possibility of virtual testing and effectiveness assessment of accepted security procedures and estimation of possible damages on available models enabling dynamic damage mapping in the conducted simulation
  • Allow to reliably assess potential damage caused by a breakdown / failure and to limit it’s reach by using emergency procedures and / or trained personnel (industrial guards, etc.)
  • Allow to verify real events in a simulated environment
  • Allow to accurately simulate the propagation and influence of dangerous phenomena such as fire, smoke, release of dangerous materials (liquid / gaseous / solid), flood

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Usage of flying unmanned aerial platforms in an autonomous flight mode requires a navigation system, the best of which is a navigation system based primarily on GNSS, although there may soon be other similar possibilities for similar technical solutions. Satellite geolocation may also enable accurate mapping of locations of simulated objects in an virtual environment
  • Potential area visualisation, especially in large scale, may require the use of both altitude and terrain data. The sources of these two elements may be satellite data, satellite data processed by other entities and additional measurements (e.g. laser scanning).
  • Virtual environments can also simulate weather conditions such as cloudy weather, wind direction, precipitation, day / night time, etc. Much of such data comes from meteorological satellites

Recipient of the solution

PZU Lab

Challenge 11: Provide an IT system allowing to handle wheeled vehicle transport

Desired Effect: Create a highly integrated dedicated ZERO car parking system for mass transit of passengers / vehicles / loads, featuring the ability to streamline traffic within the port using a dedicated electronic device and / or application. The solution is intended for mobile devices. The system should also visualise available information by indicating the position of all vehicles and equipment monitored including port equipment (lifts, loaders, reach stackers) and their status on the map.

The proposed system should allow to:

  • Service wheeled traffic in the ZERO parking zone
  • Provide a driver register
  • Register transport vehicles with the option to confirm their arrival in the ZERO parking zone and leaving the port zone (in real time)
  • Receive transport documents from security personnel or dedicated equipment
  • Track the movement of wheeled vehicles in the port area, providing an up-to-date information on the location of the vehicles through a dedicated device or driver smartphone
  • Designate destinations, routes, and direct or coordinate traffic in the port area
  • Introduce a new channel of communication (SMS or dedicated application) that informs of the possibility of entering a specific location on the site, which also enables to send other data such as notifications of break due to atmospheric conditions
  • Monitor atmospheric conditions in the port area
  • Provide pre-shipping activities for vehicles by freight forwarders
  • Service and settlement of vehicles belonging to external entities responsible for unloading of ships which move between the ship and internal warehouse with different fees based on information on working time and delays caused by atmospheric conditions. it should allow to create relevant attachments to invoices accounting for the work time of vehicles and machines; It should take into account vehicle rotation use during the day
  • Assign specific tasks defined for a given ship and vehicle to a particular device
  • Provide a driver independent identification of wheeled vehicle loading status (empty / full)
  • Prevent wheeled loaded vehicle of leaving the port area without authorised departure

In addition in regard to the supported machines and devices and the port itself the system should:

  • Record position and working time
  • Monitor real-time fuel consumption
  • Allows transfer of orders and information (via system or manually).
  • Allow integration with the computer system of a given machine / vehicle where possible

The system should also be adapted for potential integration with the existing port system, as well as to allow editing and updating of visualisation maps. It must also include an analytical component to generate reports.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The proposed challenge requires a precise location, which can be realised using GNSS satellite navigation systems. With regard to port systems, it is possible to use satellite solutions supported by the ground component utilising RTK navigation techniques.
  • Visualisation of the port area may be based on satellite data.

Recipient of the solution

OT Logistics

Challenge 12: Provide an electronic management system for an environmental laboratory – from sample collection through sample analysis to reporting results

Desired Effect: The creation of a complex teleinformatic solution, which allows to automate the process of data gathering and recording results related to samples subject to laboratory analysis from the moment of collection to result of the analysis.

The system should consist of:
a component intended for the user (sample-taker) in form of device or dedicated application for existing portable devices, to provide the sample-taker with data on:

  • consecutive sampling locations, selected by taking into account the most optimal route, traffic and occurring peak hours
  • new sampling orders, affecting the logistics of the sampling process, taking into account priorities and automatically updating the optimal route
  • requirements for the collected material (type, priority and assigned research laboratory)

In addition, the solution used must enable data transfer to the central register information on:

  • spatial location of the sample-taker with an accuracy of not less than 20 meters and a reporting period not exceeding 5 minutes
  • automatic assignment of unique identifier to the sample-taker, spatial location of the sampling point, exact time / date of the sample collection, and order identifier for the specific material to be analysed
  • assigning basic reference values determined by laboratory requirements (temperature values, conductivity, etc. as measured at the sampling point)

an IT component with the main task being data storage and logistic coordination of tasks assigned to the sample-taker. The IT system should allow to:

  • Accept orders for sampling, including location, time, sample type and assigned laboratory
  • Automatic allocation of tasks to sample-takers, taking into account the logistics of travel and time optimising
  • Automatic registering of samples taken for analysis
  • Automatic record keeping of samples currently being analysed
  • Data input of research results
  • Provide a possibility to obtain a report in final product form on the conducted sample-taking and performed analysis
  • Archive the gathered data for later viewing, including filtering results
  • Transfer the gathered archived data to commonly used Excel programs

In addition the solution should allow to visualise sampling sites using available maps and satellite imagery and support the planning process in selection of suggested sampling areas, taking into account sea and land locations. The system should be able to generate daily, monthly and annual reports regarding performed laboratory activities (conducted analysis) and the activities of individual sample-takers. The system should also be adapted for potential integration with an existing port system and allow editing and updating of visualisation maps. It should also include an analytical component allowing to generate reports.

Relation to satellite techniques:
Localising the sample-taker directly requires support by GNSS constellations for satellite navigation. Also the automatic location assignment to the sampling activities also require the sample-taker’s spatial location be determined, assuming that the information is to be assigned to the sample at its place of gathering. The use of spatial route planning and sampling area selection requires the data of the road grid, taking into account random events, maps and satellite imagery.

Recipient of the solution

Maritime Institute in Gdansk

Challenge 13: Provide a platform for sampling air in specific, difficult to access places of the industrial infrastructure

Desired Effect: Design, construction and implementation of an unmanned aerial (optically a drone) system designed to gather small air samples that may potentially contain volatile hydrocarbons, in order to deliver them for laboratory analysis. Each taken sample (not exceeding 5 ml) should be tightly closed and properly labelled (including location and time of collection) to allow easy identification by the laboratory personnel. The designed platform must also allow to provide unattended sample taking at selected locations of the industrial area – including locations determined as difficult to access for the personnel, where a risk of disorganised emissions of volatile hydrocarbons is possible.

The proposed system should consist of:

  • A highly autonomous platform capable of operating in industrial space (equipped with an obstacle detection and avoidance system) and having a high level of structural components protection against electrical charge (sparking)
  • A flight planning and measurement system, which allows real-time monitoring of the task execution status and estimated time of execution; It should also include an element enabling to define the allowable range of flight and non-entry zones, which the platform can not violate
  • An automated air sampling system for selected points along with a solution to assign time and space location data to a given sample container

After completing the task, the platform should move towards the assigned sample deposit location and then return to the starting position to replenish power levels.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The system for the operator must know the exact location of the mobile platform, as well as the points defining the non-entry zones controlled by the system, thus the ideal solution is to use available GNSS technology.
  • Utilise satellite imagery of the area to directly visualise the platform’s real-time movement.

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 14: Provide a satellite monitoring system for industrial areas identifying subsidence anomalies of buildings and industrial structures

Desired Effect: Design and implementation of a satellite monitoring system for large industrial zones in order to detect anomalies of subsidence of buildings (industrial buildings, oil processing plants and storage tanks), potentially creating unintended stress in the complex element construction of industrial transmission pipelines.

The planned system should generate a map of changes in the distribution of industrial objects, identifying and quantifying the detected anomalies and marking them by using different colours in at least month to month and year to year comparisons. It should also automatically aggregate the required data from satellite sources and perform an analysis that not only determines the current situation, but also presents changes in a broader perspective, indicating the extent of the anomaly after the original post-installation location. The system should also be able to automatically generate alerts when approaching values ​​defined as abnormal / hazardous or sending alarms if these parameters are exceeded.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The system by definition must detect very small shifts of objects, which require the use of very precise satellite observation using a SAR radar
  • Visualisation of anomalies should utilise satellite imagery of the monitored area with the addition of a layer using colour to differentiate the subsidence of objects.

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 15: Design and implement an application addressed to Premium customers, allowing booking of refuelling sites and automating the billing process

Desired Effect: Development of an application for mobile platforms, which allows to provide premium customers a fast (preceeding a few minutes) reservation of several refuelling points belonging to the LOTOS S.A. network of petrol stations. The application should allow to make proximity payments via the same device only in case fuel is purchased. Also a pilot program should be carried out to verify this assumption in practice.

The planned solution (application) is to perform the following tasks:

  • Allow the customer to book (by one click reservation) the distributor at the nearest Lotos and LOTOS S.A. station along with the display of the best route map using existing APIs
  • Calculate the time of arrival at the planned service station by comparing the location of the user and the current traffic situation
  • Inform the user about options and promotions that are globally and locally relevant, when the user passes a specified service station at a particular distance
  • Enable NFC-based proximity payments to automate the fuel accounting process
  • Allow to include payments requiring the issue of a VAT invoice or receipt in electronic form, assigned to an account and application that can be downloaded in PDF format by the user via a mobile device or via dedicated website
  • Archive user activities / purchase history / statistical analysis of user preferences and time spent at the service station

In addition, the system should contain elements needed to implement a system that informs current users that one of the stations is currently unavailable (via light table or by displaying of short messages). Identification of the authorised user is done through the same NFC technology – the user unlocks the distributor by correct identification through the application. In case of cancelling the refuelling or exceeding the specified time, the system should also automatically decide to reopen the premium space for normal use.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The knowledge of the user position is crucial for the reservation / release of the dedicated distributor from a publicly available function to a reserved one. For this purpose it will be necessary to utilise the GNSS satellite navigation system
  • The Visualisation intended for operators to better understand the user of the system may also rely on a variety of satellite data, including ground observation data

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 16: Design and implement a personnel monitoring system based on an IoT solution, designed for integration with protective helmets

Desired Effect:Utilize modern IoT technologies to develop a solution to monitor the location and behaviour of personnel within an industrial zone. The purpose of the system will be to determine the location of individuals in real time in three dimensions, monitor potentially hazardous events for the employees, issue warnings about staying in high risk areas, and, via a communications backdrop, to report alarms in specific areas and inform of their causes.

The developed system should also be able to inform existing industrial firearm entities in the event of a specific threat (such as an accident) as well as the user himself to replace the helmet if the event impact is beyond the tolerance range of the helmet.

Optionally, the system should incorporate a communication subsystem, compatible with currently used ones (portable radio equipment), which utilise active noise suppression and allow easy contact between users, optimally constituting an integral part of a helmet or by its design allow to be attached on existing helmets.

In addition, the system must create a real-time map of the location of the tracked personnel along with their status.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The need to track users in an open industrial area will require the use of GNSS satellite navigation systems.
  • Satellite imaging, especially for large industrial areas, can be useful to staff supervisors because it introduces a clear and understandable visual layer.

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 17: Design and implement a virtual training system for employees prior to introduction into the physical industrial area

Desired Effect: Design and implementation of a virtual training environment that allows to visualise the industrial area (or part of it) and to train employees without their physical presence on site.

The developed system should utilise realistic industrial models based on imagery and reference materials, and include an developed functionality allowing to identify key elements such as valves, specific devices, emergency power switches, etc. The system should be designed for a possible expansion, allowing more than one person to participate in the same environment, with the ability to execute training scripts simulating specific processes, alerts, etc.

Relation to satellite techniques:
Execution of a detailed model of an industrial area involves the need to use satellite data to assign valid localisation values in a three-dimensional area; Satellite imagery can also be used as a general overview, allowing you to identify where a trained person is in the virtual space.

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 18: A platform for active management of the fleet of tankers

Desired Effect: Design, construction and implementation of a wheeled vehicle management system to monitor such parameters as the current location of vehicles in relation to the warehouse and customer base, driver working hours, vehicle availability and inventory status. In addition, the solution will analyse, optimize and select the most cost effective and technically viable way to deliver the product to the end customer. The system should be compatible with solutions already used in the company, such as SAP.
The proposed system should consist of:

  • A system that integrates the whole fleet management process of tank trucks with currently used IT solutions
  • The system should be as automated as possible, i.e. the workers’s role should be limited to business decision-making rather than logistical issues

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • The system must know the exact position of the tanks relative to the storage base, and at the same time to be able to assign selected data to given objects.
  • Use terrestrial satellite imagery for direct visualisation of the area.

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 19: System for intelligent surveillance of safe navigation conditions in the inner port harbour

Desired Effect: Design, execution and commissioning of a system enabling the surveillance and provide for floatingv vessel traffic in the area of Port of Gdansk. The solution is intended for use by the Port Dispatcher’s Central Team.

The system should gather continuously updated information in real time from autonomous measurement points located in the Port of Gdansk. This data should include such parameters as:

  • Atmospheric data on atmospheric pressure, and wind strength and direction
  • Data on visibility extent (in case of such phenomena as fog or intense atmospheric precipitation)
  • Current state of water (water level) in the port channel and at the wharves, taking into account the sea wave conditions
  • Forecasting of possible waterway icing within the port
  • Data on precipitation size and type
  • Data on the current traffic of vessels, and vessels operating on Port of Gdansk area via AIS and other supporting systems (optical identification / dedicated equipment or other solutions).

The designed devices should be able to work in all weather conditions and in a maintenance-free mode by sending information to a central data capture server and enable real-time visualization of the vehicle flow, including a visualization of areas where atmospheric precipitation or other conditons are identified, which may impact the functioning of the port.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Use of satellite data for visualization of port area with a layer of the monitored devices network
  • Application of AIS data and in the future SAT-AIS data to identify vessels
  • Possible use of GNSS elements as a universal time pattern and location system (referenced or referring directly to a vessel, in case a dedicated device is used)

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdansk

Challenge 20: An autonomous (unmanned) skimmer floating along with the oil separator, which routinely cleans water in port waters, allowing the removal of thin layers of spillage

Desired Effect: Design and implementation of an autonomous floating vehicle intended for automatic gathering of petroleum substances on the surface of port basin waters in the Port of Gdansk.

Currently used in technology in the Port allows to gather layers of petroleum substances with thickness significantly exceeding the possibility of pre-treatment. The designed device would allow to provide for automatic, routine cleaning of the surface water layer without a direct operator involvement, utilising satellite navigation and an obstacle avoidance system, operating in a traffic area with other vessels.

In addition, the designed system should enable skimmer routes to be designed within port basins, and include a real-time visualization of its position / status and expected time of task completion. The system should also identify dynamic objects (other vessels, incidental objects, etc.) and add them to the digital map, and to be able to modify the scheduled route during performing the task at the operator’s request.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Use of satellite data for visualization of port space
  • Use of satellite navigation techniques to determine the skimmer position within port basins

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdansk

Challenge 21: Asset management system (including such functionality as potential damage forecasting, inventory management, facility inspections, reporting, etc.)

Desired Effect: Design and implementation a property management system for the Port in Gdansk, providing information obtained on basis of open-source maps, cadastral information and detailed data on the surface area of Port objects and the payment data resulting from this information. The system should include a mobile application that allows the delegated employee to quickly verify the technical condition of the monitored objects, enable the creation of photographic material, and data input into the central system for further analysis. Inspections should be automatically generated by the system based on available information and forwarded to a dedicated employee.
In addition, the central system should also be able to provide potential failures forecasting based on statistical information, archived entries, and other available reports that are part of the system database.

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Use of satellite systems to visualise Port of Gdansk assets
  • Use satellite navigation techniques to geotag photos and automatically assign them to given assets

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdansk

Challenge 22: Provide a AR, VR solution to support customer service, education and automation of internal processes

Recipient of the solution

Orange Polska

Challenge 23: Provide an IoT Smart City solution (such as intelligent lighting, transportation, traffic management), Smart Home / Connected Home (security, smart energy) or Smart Car solution

Recipient of the solution

Orange Polska

Challenge 24: Provide a Big data solution for data collection and analysis, leading to data management optimisation and ultimately sales growth, such as detection of anomalies in Orange services or accounts, which result in customer complaints

Recipient of the solution

Orange Polska

Challenge 25: Provide a customer experience solution having a positive impact on customer satisfaction and building positive customer engagement (B2C, B2B) such as education solution for elderly people that encourages and facilitates the use of Orange’s digital solutions and services, including self services

Recipient of the solution

Orange Polska

Challenge 26: Mobile logistic support system for train drivers and railway technical support 

Desired effect: Design and implement a device and IT system, which will allow to increase work efficiency of the operator (train driver) and railway technical support. Within the system it is required to link the mobile platform, based on an industry tablet device, with the capability of printing and scanning of information from physical sources (printed documents).

The designed system should allow to:

  • Provide communication and online access to the IT system
  • Identify the position and type of train and to share that information
  • Automatic download and updating of timetables
  • Capability of manoeuvre instruction download along with other required information
  • Data entry to the system by utilising a mobile terminal, enabling R7 documents registration, scanning of waybills and other documents
  • Printing documents by an in-built printer
  • Enable further development capability of the IT platform based on new applications, to be installed on the mobile terminal

A requirement is to design and create a mobile terminal device (terminal and peripheral devices) in a compact size.

Relation to satellite techniques:

Requirement of accessing dedicated timetables and manoeuvre instructions and other documents is related from the position of trains, thus the system can be based on GNSS data (understood here as both position and time measurement/synchronisation).

Recipient of the solution

Lotos Group

Challenge 27: IT management system for trains

Desired effect: The aim of this challenge is to create a complex IT management system to monitor, analyse and control the locomotive exploitation process, creating a possibility to make the most effective way of utilising available assets. Within the project it is required to design and implement a system including a set of tools allowing to plan processes of train utilization, taking into account available exploitation time for a given vehicle, resulting from current and planned service tasks.

The designed system should allow to:

  • Gather data on the utilisation of a given train
  • Control tasks for individual train servicing
  • Control the dispatching of trains
  • Optimising work time of individual trains based on time or distance required to perform the next service
  • Determine service times based on planned maintenance schedule and algorithms foreseeing probability of damage occurring (potential time or distance to be event) with data updates based use profile
  • Dynamic allocation of railway assets, minimising the losses resulting from required service activities
  • Capability to potentially integrate and share data with mobile devices by a dedicated API system

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • Determining the required information on train position and route it can traverse is a main condition of the system. Because this information should be available in more than one area, the best solution would be to utilize GNSS.
  • The requirement to visualize data on individual trains and its use can also include the satellite components, using imagery of railway routes to add a position layer indicating train and locomotive positions, which also allows to generate maps showing train use from historical data.
  • Capability to synchronise time between trains based on the GNSS signal.
  • Creation of backup localization and information systems, independent of the ground infrastructure.

Recipient of the solution

OT Logistics

Challenge 28: Design and implementation system which manages technical integrity of industrial facility

Recipient of the solution

PZU Lab

Challenge 29: Control and verification of movement in a logistical-warehouse centre between designated areas, utilising intelligent wireless sensors working in close proximity to employees.

Desired effect: The implemented solution should allow to introduce an efficient verification method of area leave by discreetly market items of consumer electronics, on the assumption, that the item stays in direct contact with the employee.

Within the planned functionality the system should:

  • implement an efficient way to verify the location of registered items
  • provide control of consumer electronics movement between designated areas with high efficiency
  • allow wireless communication to the main system, informing of a cargo item leaving the designated area
  • enable to generate reports of item movement in the warehouse area
  • allow to automatically register data from sensors and to create an incident database for further analysis
  • register and report all incidents of procedure breaks in real time

Relation to satellite techniques:

  • In this challenge satellite imagery of warehouse areas can be utilised, which will allow to analyse data on cargo status in different sections.
  • The need to synchronise clocks between devices can be conducted by the availability of GNSS systems

Recipient of the solution

X-Kom

Challenge 30: Design and implement a product tracking system for the supply chain of CELSA Group Huta Ostrowiec utilising IoT/RFID technologies

Recipient of the solution

CELSA Group Huta Ostrowiec

Challenge 31: Design and implement an Industry 4.0 solution allowing to automate and optimise processes

Recipient of the solution

CELSA Group Huta Ostrowiec

Challenge 32: Optimise the planning process of utilising trains

Recipient of the solution

Pol Miedź Trans

Challenge 33: Optimise service and maintenance processes for trains taking into account time and cost planning

Recipient of the solution

Pol Miedź Trans

Challenge 34: Optimise administration processes in property management (with special consideration to environmental and energy policies)

Recipient of the solution

Pol Miedź Trans

Challenge 35: Provide an installation to neutralize carbon dust

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 36: Provide a system to monitor trends in estate pricing trends

Recipient of the solution

The Management Board of the Port of Gdynia

Challenge 38: Visualize the area of a cellulose-paper factory with adjacent areas including a GIS system

Recipient of the solution

International Paper – Kwidzyn Sp. z o.o.

Challenge 39: Smart Transport Monitoring System working at a cellulose-paper factory

Recipient of the solution

International Paper – Kwidzyn Sp. z o.o.