HELP – FP7 Security


Enhanced Communications in Emergencies by Creating and Exploiting Synergies in Composite Radio Systems

Project coordinator

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Bapco, Cassidian, JRC European Commission, Universitat Politecnica de


The objective of the project was to establish a comprehensive solution framework for supporting public safety communications and significantly enhance the communication resilience and responsiveness in emergency situations.


The envisioned solution framework consisted of:

  • significantly strengthening the role and commitment of commercial wireless infrastructures in the provision of public safety communications;
  • establishing foundations for the development of network and spectrum sharing concepts between networks, by identifying outstanding technical advances with respect to current standards;
  • identifying key features and functional building blocks of the operations and management system needed to achieve a synergic and holistic operation of composite radio systems.