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Zacharias Sarris

Research & Development Greece

Mr. Zacharias Sarris


Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Military Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2016

expert in area of UAVs Research & Development, Systems Integration activities of Defense, Security and Innovative Technology programs.
ALTUS LSA


Presentation

UAVs Applications for Border Surveillance (Maritime and Land)

Co-presentation with Mr. Dimitrios GKRITZAPIS

"Surveillance and control of land and maritime borders has become a key issue for European Union and needs to be addressed through a political, social, operational and technological perspective.

The  large  size  of  the  European  maritime  borders, as well as  the diverse  nature of the land borderline,  present multifaceted challenges related to ensuring their efficient and effective monitoring and control by EU authorities.

Counteracting security threats such as illegal immigration, smuggling, trafficking and terrorism, requires a strong European cooperation between competent public agencies and demands EU initiatives in the use of available technology and practices. The competence of UAVs in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions has been proven over the past decade in the military and defence terrain and now the time has come for them to prove their capabilities in law enforcement and security applications.

The aim of this presentation is to provide an insight to the practices and conclusions derived from the use of unmanned systems in border surveillance applications and provide a concept of operations in both tactical and strategic levels for UAS missions in support to EU Border Surveillance".

 


Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Zacharias Sarris is the CEO of ALTUS LSA Company in Greece (www.altus-lsa.com), a Hellenic company focused in the Services Provision, Research & Development and Systems Integration activities of Defense, Security and Innovative Technology programs.

He graduated from Queen Mary – University of London, obtaining the BSc in Aeronautical Engineering. He also holds an MSc degree in Engineering Business Management from Coventry University UK and an MSc degree in Production Systems from Technical University of Crete.

His previous professional experience includes the position of Director of Business Development & Sales as well as Technical Manager in EADS 3 SIGMA, a company focused in the design, development and production of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAVs) for target drone applications.

He has participated in various conferences worldwide and published the following papers:

 

“Tactical Ballistic Missile Defence Readiness in Europe: International Cooperation to Bring TBM Threat Representative Testing to NAMFI”, Z. Sarris, 5th International Conference on Missile Defence, Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, July 8-11, 2008.

 

 “Survey of UAV applications in civil markets”, Zak Sarris, 9th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED01), June 27-29, 2001.

“Fire Detection and Monitoring Flexible Information System” Francesco G.A. Bertels, Emmanouil Batzelis, Zacharias Sarris, Ilias Gkotsis, Pantelis Michalis, George Leventakis, SafeChania Workshop 2015: The Knowledge Triangle in the Civil Protection Service (Education, Research, Innovation), June 10-12, 2015.

“UAV Large Area Very High Resolution Photogrammetric Mapping service for Civil Protection” Emmanouil Batzelis, Francesco G. A. Bertels, Zacharias Sarris, Nikolaos Koutras, SafeChania Workshop 2015: The Knowledge Triangle in the Civil Protection Service (Education, Research, Innovation), June 10-12, 2015.

“LEO Picosatellites in Maritime Security Distress Operations Modeling Space Index Factor Risk Analysis”
G. Mantzouris, G. Tsiotsios, I. Koukos, N. Nikitakos, P. Papadopoulos, M. Manso, G. Markarian, Z. Sarris, in Workshop Program - 8th Pico‐ and Nanosatellite Workshop 2015 in Bavaria.   

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