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HIGHTS Deliverables: “Implementation, Integration & Early Deployment”
"Description of the implementation"
Date: Nov 2016
This document is the first WP6 deliverable entitled “D6.1 – Description of the implementation”. It contains a description of the implementation status after the first 18 months of HIGHTS of the technologies, services and building blocks of the HIGHTS system that will be used for evaluation and demonstration purposes. This deliverable comes along with another important related deliverable, namely “D5.2 - Specifications of implemented cooperative and fusion algorithms [intermediary]” that contains fundamental descriptions of localization algorithms proposed in the frame of HIGHTS WP5.
Being D6.1 the first WP6 deliverable, it reports the general progress of all WP6 contributions focussing on implementation aspects and considerations about the forthcoming integration steps. It also includes information on the requirements for implementation and integration of contributions from other WPs into the HIGHTS system demonstrator, thus serving as a bridge between more theoretical WPs 3, 4, 5 and the more practical WP 6. As D6.1 is the first of the three WP6 deliverables, the contents here introduced and the preliminary descriptions of the Sub-Systems here stated may be further developed in HIGHTS and their updated description will be included in the next deliverables along with the details about the integration, testing and validation aspects as well as the demonstration activities.
The activities carried out in WP6 until month 18, and hereinafter reported, paved the way to the realization of the HIGHTS demonstrator, for validation and evaluation of the HIGHTS solution on a real environment. The Sub-Systems are characterized by different status of development, mainly because the starting point at the beginning of HIGHTS was quite different for each of the Sub-Systems: some of them were already developed; some were already present on the market; while some other needed several development steps. The mentioned Sub-Systems include the technologies from WP3 about communication, sharing and storing information in LDM; technologies about radiolocation and ranging from WP4; data fusion algorithms for ego and cooperative localization from WP5. All the Sub-Systems were developed for being compliant to the requirements and architecture presented in WP2.
In summary, the outcome of the first 18 months of HIGHTS in WP6 is a first implementation step on the building blocks of the HIGHTS system, and the current document provides a description of the implementation status of the technologies to be later integrated during the second half of HIGHTS.
"Integration, Security and Privacy"
Date: May 2017
This document is the second deliverable of the WP6 and is entitled “D6.2 – Integration, Security and Privacy”. It consists of two main parts, of which the first one describes the integration of the sub-systems into the HIGHTS demonstrator framework. The second part covers aspects of security and privacy related to the HIGHTS demonstrator setup and its sub- systems. The main purpose of the latter part is to detect possible vulnerable points of the system regarding intentional and malicious intrusions.
The integration part is a direct follow-up of deliverable D6.1, where the sub-systems and technologies considered in HIGHTS were described regarding requirements, functional architecture and implementation. Thereby, D6.1 served as a bridge between the theoretical examination of the different technologies treated in WPs 3, 4, 5 and the implementation in a real environment. In D6.2 we follow these lines of D6.1 by focussing on the integration of these systems into a demonstrator vehicle. As main aspects, the hardware integration with a special attention to suitable mounting positions and required wiring is addressed, as well as the data transmission and collection infrastructure together with the integration of the sub- systems into it. Furthermore, configuration settings and procedures for integration of the sub-systems are described as well as test scenarios for both individual sub-systems and the entire demonstrator setup.
An important milestone in this context has been reached at the Helmond integration meeting, which took place in May 2017 (month 25 of HIGHTS). At this event the aforementioned practical integration of the sub-systems was carried out and the demonstrator setup was tested using the test facilities provided by TASS. This document describes the actual configuration of the test vehicles, the test scenarios and results in terms of which data were recorded.
D6.1 reported the progress of the WP6 contributions at the stage of month 18, where implementations of the sub-systems were achieved at different levels of maturity, but not yet integrated. A provisional version of this deliverable reported the status of WP6 in month 24, the time at which Deliverable 6.2 had been expected. At that stage, the development of the sub-systems had been continued and a concept of integration was developed supported by partial tests. The present version has been updated to report the status at month 25 including the integration activities carried out at the Helmond event. In addition, a chapter has been added addressing security and privacy aspects of the system and its components.