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1 The SWING Project: status and closure of the project Bruno Zolesi. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

2 The Project 2SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Starting date: January 1 st, 2012 End date: December 31 st, 2013 Duration: 24 Months Partnership: Consiglio Nazionale universitario per le Telecomunicazioni Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Observatori de l’Ebre National Observatory of Athens

3 The Aim of the Project 3SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 In case of wide scale terroristic or attacks able to render useless Internet links the aim of the Project named SWING was: 1.to establish the basis for a South European robust radio network, based on SW architecture; 2.to utilize innovative ionospheric sounding techniques and real time signal processing and forecasting, to support Critical Infrastructure communications, both short and long range.

4 The Aim of the Project 4SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 In fact the potential risk of wide scale terrorist attacks able to put out of order, for a long period, the internet connections capabilities exposes the some European Critical Infrastructures (ECIs), like electric power distribution and production infrastructure, CPAs, safety and defense organization, water distribution agency, airports, etc. in a stage of vulnerability because of some essential information are transferred by means of internet both for management and control.

5 The Aim of the Project 5SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 The aim of SWING was to study a high survival HF radio network (data/voice) to real time support of ECIs communications, maintaining the minimum flux of essential information for the management and control in case of wide scale terrorist attacks able to render internet links useless over the Mediterranean region. This will increase the awareness of ECIs operator in the extreme case of the complete broadband failure of the communication.

6 Objectives 6SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/ To study internet communications criticality. 2.To analyze the requirements necessary to ECIs and CGAs management and control. 3.To develop a communication protocols in order to define standard software and hardware tools supporting reliable and interoperable Short Wave radio communication techniques for ECIs and CGAs protection. 4.To study the frequency management system taking into account the special characteristics of the ionospheric channel. 5.To design a radio-communication architecture for a distributed South European short wave radio network.

7 The Aim of the Project 7SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Target groups Agencies and institution devoted to management of Critical Infrastructures that are linked by internet network. Expected results The project is finalized to demonstrate the feasibility of a network high survival HF communication as buck-up and independent system to ensure minimum management and communication requirements, in the case of internet failure due to a terrorist attack.

8 Activities and Deliverables 8SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/ Interface with EU authorities and coordination. 2.Technical analysis of the communication problems related to the identification and designation of CIs in the interested area. 3.Determination of the topology of high survival radio communication network. 4.Characterization of the minimal amount of information necessary for the survival of the CIs communication. 5.Operative supervision of the network architecture. 6.6-Analysis of the existing architecture of HF communication based on internet protocol access with reference to the above considered infrastructures. 7.Analysis of existing HF connection system in terms of software and hardware for internet connection. 8.Definition of the High survival HF radio network technical requirements. 9.Radio network system design. 10.Criteria of early warning alert and procedures to activate the back up network. 11.Monthly prediction of the hourly HF set of frequencies over the n radio links given by the network, based on the available ionospheric model and methods. 12.Daily forecasting of the hourly HF set of frequencies based on the Mediterranean ionospheric measurements. 13.Ground wave propagation analysis when required. 14.Frequency management system for HF communication link optimization. 15.Identification of the professional profile able to maintain and operate network. 16.Dissemination of deliverables within communities informing about initiatives organised in the context of the project. 17.Professional training activities trough courses, workshops and conferences. 18.Assessment of the potential impact and feasibility of the project for ECIs and CGAs and final recommendations for the EC. 19.Realization of a demonstrator constituted by 4- terminals HF network.

9 SWING System’s generalities and structure of the final report: Cesidio Bianchi. 9SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013

10 Design and realization of HF station prototype: James Baskaradas and Anna Lisa Saverino. 10SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013

11 HF management communication system and link optimization: Bruno Zolesi 11SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013

12 High Survival HF radio Network: Michele Morelli. 12SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013

13 13SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Internet Criticalities: Fabrizio Cuccoli. Determination of the topology of high survival HF radio communication network: Andrea Abrardo. Identification of Critical Infrastructures in the Mediterranean Sea context and communications’ criticalities: Irene Fiorucci.

14 Final recommendations and closure of the financial budget: Antonio Meloni 14SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013

15 Partner members 15SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Enzo Dalle Mese Fabrizio Berizzi Alessandro Andreadis Andrea Abrardo Annalisa Saverino Davide Adami Fabrizio Cuccoli Francesco Sermi Giovanni Dore Luca Sanguinetti Marco Moretti Michele Morelli Amerigo Capria Marco Martorella Giovanna Zanello Simeon Kamdem Kuiteing Consiglio Nazionale universitario per le Telecomunicazioni

16 Partner members 16SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Anna Belehaki Ioanna Tsagouri David Altadill Estefania Blanch Observatori de l’Ebre National Observatory of Athens

17 Partner members 17SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Cesidio Bianchi James Arokiasamy Baskaradas Antonio Meloni Irene Fiorucci Valentina Orlandi Alessandro Settimi Adriano Azzarone Bruno Zolesi Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

18 Website 18SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Home page screenshot of the SWING website at

19 Conclusion 19SWING Final Meeting | CNIT - Pisa, Italy13/12/2013 Thanks for your attention!


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