SALUS covers the full techno-economic scope regarding development and deployment of next generation PPDR networks. Technology and economic aspects are equally important to offer an effective solution for PPDR users in terms of cost and operation, and to create sustainable business for operators and industry. Figure below depicts the SALUS view on how to achieve its goals.

To achieve this, SALUS targets the objectives depicted in Table below.

Area Objective WP, Task Milestones
Develop use cases for next generation PPDR networks on basis of the three reference scenarios City security, Temporary protection and Disaster recovery. The definition of use cases is done in close collaboration with end-users internal and external to the SALUS project. WP2
MS3, MS4
Gather statistics from PPDR organisations within the EC member states. The gathered intelligence will be collected by means of a questionnaire and face-to-face meetings, and will include both information on the current status of PPDR networks and future requirements. A database with all relevant statistics information and gathered requirements will be created to perform techno-economic analysis and market analysis. WP2
MS5, MS6, MS10, MS11
Apply the Enterprise Architecture methodology to analyse the strategic, operational, functional and technical aspects of next generation PPDR networks in order to define solutions for future applications, interoperability with legacy networks and migration options. WP3
MS7, MS8, MS9
Perform economic and business analysis to define, calculate and propose several models of Total Cost of Ownership to PPDR organisations (dedicated versus public network, own network versus operator based) and determine the potential business impact on industry and operators. Business-related opportunities for optimisation and risks are also identified. WP4
MS12, MS13
Addressing the spectrum requirements for next generation PPDR communication networks. The availability and cost of spectrum, the usability of spectrum for all three reference scenarios, cross-border interoperability and available infrastructure and terminal equipment are all considered in detail. WP4
MS12, MS13
Develop an Enterprise Architecture methodology to support the analysis of strategic, operational, functional and technical aspects of PPDR-specific applications, technology and solutions. WP3
MS7, MS8, MS9
Design security mechanisms for seamless mobility, end-to-end security and privacy, and intrusion detection to solve security and privacy issues that currently prevent adoption of commercial mobile broadband standards and equipment by PPDR agencies. Security issues of P2P network extensions and sensor networks are also considered. WP5
MS14, MS15, MS16
Design solutions for Seamless mobility, Quality of Service and Resilience for mission-critical voice and broadband data services, enabling seamless and reliable roaming between different (pubic, private) broadband networks, as well as fall back to legacy networks for low-speed data. WP6,
MS17, MS8
Develop functional and technical specifications for next generation PPDR networks on basis of the Enterprise Architecture analysis on functional and technical aspect, in order to define a clear and coherent system architecture, supporting secure and reliable PMR voice and broadband data services, also considering trends in application-level solutions instead of operator services. WP3
MS8, MS9
Design of a security and privacy architecture for next generation PPDR communication networks in order to meet specific PPDR requirements, enabling use of public operator networks, allowing interoperability with legacy networks and supporting migration strategies. WP5
MS15, MS16
Porting and enhancing typical TETRA and TETRAPOL (PMR) voice and data services to next generation PPDR networks in order to create a single PPDR communication platform for the future. nteroperability with existing PMR networks, migration strategies and cross-border communication over broadband PPDR networks will be considered on basis of PPDR end-user requirements. WP6
MS19, MS20
Integration and evaluation of the SALUS PPDR platform to ensure availability of a full functional prototype and to validate the platform on functionality, performance and security aspects. WP7
MS21, MS22
Validation of the SALUS PPDR platform. On basis of the reference scenarios, three workshops will be planned in different countries to show SALUS use cases to PPDR end-users, showing PMR features, robustness, performance, range and usability of next generation PPDR networks. WP7
Develop an exploitation roadmap in order to highlight the innovations and IPRs that has been developed within the SALUS consortium. Recommendations, best practices and roadmaps of future products and services offered by industry and operators will be established and published on the SALUS website, helping PPDR organisations to develop migration strategies and to decide on sourcing of products and services. WP8
MS25, MS28
Contribute towards the development of standards for the PPDR marketplace, add valuable patents to the partner’s IPR portfolio, and publish scientific papers at flagship conferences and high reputation peer-reviewed journals. WP8
MS25, MS27, MS26, MS28