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Localisation of Threat Substances in Urban Society

Objetivo

Terrorist acts committed using Home Made Explosives (HME) pose an increasing threat against our citizens. The usage of HME in the 2005 attacks in the London Underground is a frightening example. Our capability to deal with this threat is challenged by the terrorists’ capability to easily manufacture explosives from common components. LOTUS will address the critical issue of detecting bomb (and drugs) factories. The concept and objectives of the LOTUS project are to create a system by which illicit production of explosives and drugs can be detected during the preparation and production phase of a terrorist plot. LOTUS provides intelligence of a sort that is otherwise not available. This intelligence covers a gap where little information is available from other sources. Detection in this phase has advantages compared to detection of the explosives themselves during e.g. the transportation phase. The LOTUS project main activities are measurement of the dispersion of pre-cursors at production and surveillance system development. The system capability will be demonstrated by adapting existing and emerging sensors for detection of selected precursors, and integrating the sensors in a networked system. By using existing global infrastructures for positioning (GPS) and networking (GSM) the LOTUS system can be used more or less anywhere in the world with small costs for supporting installations and personnel. The final outcome of the LOTUS project is a field test and demonstration. The demonstration system will be based on mobile sensors (3-5) mounted in law enforcement vehicles. Findings from the sensors (type and amount of substance, position and time) are automatically sent to an operations centre display unit where data is collected and evaluated for further action. The LOTUS consortium consists of three research institutes (FOI, TNO, AIT), two industries (SAAB, Bruker), three SMEs (Portendo, Ramem,Bruhn NewTech), the University of Barcelona, and a group of End Users.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Coordinador

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Dirección
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Suecia

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Sara Wallin (Ms.)
Aportación de la UE
€ 826 981

Participantes (9)

PORTENDO AB
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 541 852
Dirección
Positionen 123
11574 Stockholm

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Pierre Strömbeck (Mr.)
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 162 723
Dirección
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581 88 Linkoping

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Charlotta Bringlöf-Pedersen (Ms.)
BRUKER DALTONIK GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 260 838
Dirección
Fahrenheitstrasse 4
28359 Bremen

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Norbert Kloepper (Dr.)
RAMEM SA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 248 796
Dirección
Calle Sambara 33
28033 Madrid

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
María Teresa Ramiro Arcas (Ms.)
BRUHN NEWTECH AS
Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 480 063
Dirección
Vandtarnsvej 62 A, 1. A.
2860 Soborg

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Erik Bakke (Mr.)
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Grecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 284 319
Dirección
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Alexandra Spyropoulou (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 150 931
Dirección
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Huub Keizers (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 174 440
Dirección
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Santiago Marco (Dr.)
SECRAB Security Research
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 58 203
Dirección
Engwalls Vag 10
147 63 Uttran

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Bo Janzon (Dr.)