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Explosive Material Production (Hidden) Agile Search and Intelligence System

Objective

The objective with the EMPHASIS project is to develop a system for detecting ongoing illicit production of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in urban areas.
The EMPHASIS system will be composed of networked sensors. Area sensors, strategically positioned, for the monitoring of explosives or precursors to explosives in the vapour phase will be used. Static sensors, positioned in the sewer, for the monitoring of the sewage for indicative traces will also be used. The detectors will be connected in a network and the total gathered data will be fused and evaluated.
If a threat substance is detected in elevated amounts, information about the type, location, time and amount will be registered and sent to a command central where further evaluation and appropriate actions can be initiated. The intention is to cover a large area that can be reduced step by step into narrower areas due to a positive alert. The number of sensors used will be increased in the smaller areas. For the final verification stand-off detectors in equipped mobile units will be used to pinpoint the location of the bomb factory.
The techniques adopted in the project include electrochemical sensors for the sewage subsystem, resonant Raman and active QCL (Quantum Cascade Laser) transmission spectroscopic techniques for the area monitoring subsystem. Active imaging IR (Infra Red) laser backscattering and stand-off imaging Raman spectroscopic techniques will be used in the final verification.
In the EMPHASIS project, threat analysis and search strategy, system network and integration, deployment, legal aspects, cost effectiveness and data fusion and information management will be evaluated. The project also includes a test and subsystem validation part.
The consortium consists of eight partners, research institutes, an industry, SMEs and an end user.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 057 339,75
Administrative Contact
Teresa Klett (Ms.)

Participants (7)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 488 925,12
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oscar Van Der Jagt (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 775 868,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
PORTENDO AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 109 900,75
Address
Positionen 123
11574 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Strömbeck (Mr.)
CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 394 525,60
Address
Castle Business Park Glendevon House
FK9 4TZ Stirling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert James Stokes (Dr.)
IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 375 071
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Canton (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE POLICE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 86 220
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 31
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederic Dupuch (Mr.)
VIGO SYSTEM S.A.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 118 200
Address
Poznanska 129/133
05-850 Ozarow Mazowiecki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Młynarczyk (Mr.)