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Localisation of Threat Substances in Urban Society

Objectif

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.

Appel à propositions

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Coordinateur

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Adresse
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Suède
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 826 981
Contact administratif
Sara Wallin (Ms.)

Participants (9)

PORTENDO AB
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 541 852
Adresse
Positionen 123
11574 Stockholm
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Pierre Strömbeck (Mr.)
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 162 723
Adresse
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581 88 Linkoping
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Charlotta Bringlöf-Pedersen (Ms.)
BRUKER DALTONIK GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 260 838
Adresse
Fahrenheitstrasse 4
28359 Bremen
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Norbert Kloepper (Dr.)
RAMEM SA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 248 796
Adresse
Calle Sambara 33
28033 Madrid
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
María Teresa Ramiro Arcas (Ms.)
BRUHN NEWTECH AS
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 480 063
Adresse
Vandtarnsvej 62 A, 1. A.
2860 Soborg
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Erik Bakke (Mr.)
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
Contribution de l’UE
€ 284 319
Adresse
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Alexandra Spyropoulou (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 150 931
Adresse
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Huub Keizers (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 174 440
Adresse
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Santiago Marco (Dr.)
SECRAB Security Research
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 58 203
Adresse
Engwalls Vag 10
147 63 Uttran
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Bo Janzon (Dr.)