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Final Report - CASAM (Civil Aircraft Security Againt MANPADS)

Project ID: 30817
Funded under: FP6-AEROSPACE


This is the final report of the CASAM project. The project concentrated research on the defeating equipment, which is considered to be that part of an aircraft's protection system which has substantial cost and weight: an innovative directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) equipment shall be specifically designed for commercial aircraft, bringing minimum perturbation on the aircraft operation and the airport environment.

The document describes the project objectives as motivated by current aircraft security needs and the state of the art. It later reviews how threat assessment and scenarios were identified and modelled, before going into detail about the systems developed and how they were tested. More specifically, the document is structured around CASAM main aspects: threats assessment and scenarios, system architecture, demonstrator, flight protection, legal issues, economics studies, technology breakthrough. It concludes with achievements in flight protection, technological and transverse achievements. All CASAM objectives were achieved during the project.

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