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MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE and MULTIPHYSICS CONCEALED AND HIDDEN OBJECTS INTERROGATION

Objective

This project aims to improve substantially a novel technology for fast detection of drugs, explosives, weapons and illicit goods concealed on individuals and in critical cavities of the human body based on infrasound mechanical impedance interrogation, optionally complemented with other harmless and non-contact technologies.
Mechanical Impedance interrogation was validated in lab -TRL4- in the multiply awarded H2020 MESMERISE Project, detecting items concealed on trunk under clothes -including critical cases like warm molded materials that remain undetected to other techologies-. The present Project aims to develop up to TRL7-8 blast-proof prototypes with detection capability extended to limbs and body cavities and improved sensitivity. Infrasound computer aided modelling, improved Artificial Intelligence, altogether with improved new infrasound generators and sensors will enable an improvement in realiability and sensitivity.
Combination with other non-contact technologies like low-cost mm waves and THz point echo sensors with no image formation will be explored. Addtionally, compatibility and complementary combination of specific bioaerosols and chemical vapour detection novel tecnologies will be explored in the prototypes as well.
Slight variations of the prototypes will be demonstrated in operational environments (TRL7) of customs and border authorities in EU external air, land and sea borders crossing points in Spain, Greece, Romania and Finland. Demonstrations in other operational environments like an arena or prisons will increase and broaden the impact on security of society. Additionally CE mark according to EU safety directives will be applied.
Safety of the border staff will be drastically increased - not needing to touch inspected individuals-. Simultaneously, the traveller experience is totally improved. Respect to privacy and intimacy is absolute, as no contact is needed and no image is formed at any step and individuals do not have to undress at all

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 148 948,00
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 575 375,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 722 530,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
San Jorge Tecnológicas S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 645 050,00
Address
Avenida Europa 82
E28341 Valdemoro

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 276 450,00
MICROFLOWN TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 258 880,13
Address
Tivolilaan 205
6824 BV Arnhem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 110 948,62
UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 275 000,00
Address
Strada Domneasca Nr. 47
800008 Galati

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Galaţi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MICAM LTD
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 218 134,00
Address
Sean Moylan Park Mallow
P51YD51 County Cork

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Ireland Southern South-West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 93 486,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 196 250,00
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 232 187,50
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 173 856,25
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELLENIC POLICE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
4 Kanellopoulou Avenue
101 77 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 152 500,00
Address
Kirkkokatu Po Box 26 12
FI-00023 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 76 250,00
Address
Bulevardul Geniului 42c
060117 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 219 277,00
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo

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Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

CROSS-BORDER RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chemin De La Cure 9,bmt Fiduciaire Sarl
1066 Echandens

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00