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Airport detection and Tracking Of dangerous Materials by passive and active sensors arrays

Objective

The overall objective of project is to contribute to improve the security in the airport area and, thus, on board of departing aircrafts by: • detecting and identifying, without interfering neither with the normal passengers flows, nor with the normal airport operations, the presence of hazardous materials or tools, concealed (under clothes or inside bags) by ill-intentioned people circulating inside airports and that could deliver attacks; • tracking the movements of those threatening people concealing those forbidden items, so that they can easily be localized by security operators. The project intends to study, design and develop the functional prototype of an innovative multi-sensor based system integrating active and passive radar sensors, able to survey wide airport areas without requiring the passengers cooperation by detecting hazardous materials/tools and tracking threatening people or containers; the system will increase the security level not only in the gate area (behind metal detector), but also at a preliminary stage, starting from the airport arriving/departure halls. The approach to be followed foresees two separate and integrated controls: 1. one at the Terminal accesses (between sliding or revolving doors, etc ..) equipped with innovative active devices, not interfering with passengers transit and able to detect and identify dangerous tools (guns, knifes, non-metallic weapons, explosives, etc.) concealed under clothes or inside bags, without requiring passengers to remove their clothes or to empty out their bags; 2. the other in the airport halls before the gate area equipped with new passive RF sensors not interfering with passengers transit and able to track suspicious people/containers. The integrated controls information will be managed in a secure way within the airport information networks allowing security operators to face threats in the most suitable way, minimizing the risk to other people inside the Terminal area.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/transportation engineering/airport engineering
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SESM SOLUZIONI EVOLUTE PER LA SISTEMISTICA E I MODELLI S.C.A.R.L.
Address
Via Circumvallazione Esterna Loc. Pontericcio Zona Asi
80014 Giugliano In Campania
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 764 312
Administrative Contact
Roberta Cardinali (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 452 780
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierfrancesco Lombardo (Prof.)
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 359 421
Address
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Donders (Mr.)
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 285 525
Address
Mesogeion Street 2-4
11527 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charalampos Vangelatos (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 545 230
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeffrey Ransun (Mr.)
SLOT CONSULTING KERESKEDELMI, SZOLGALTATO, TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 167 700
Address
Banffyhunyad U. 14/B
1182 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Guraly (Mr.)
AYCO Internet, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 124 249
Address
Lepanto 1, 4ºd
36201 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Moure (Mr.)
Link srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 760
Address
Via Udine 30
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Toffoli (Dr.)
TRANSYLVANIA TIRGU-MURES AIRPORT
Romania
EU contribution
€ 144 037
Address

547612 Vidrasau
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petru Stefan Runcan (Mr.)
SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 037
Address
Evert Van De Beekstraat 202
1118 CP Luchthaven Schiphol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miro Jerkovic (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 494
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monika Flor (Ms.)