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Forensic Laboratory for in-situ evidence analysis in a post blast scenario

Objective

"An improvised explosive device (IED) post-blast scenario is a vast area where massive and diverse evidences must be searched, collected and transferred for analysis to a distant reference laboratory. The evidence collection is undertaken without any feedback from the distant data repository; so that large volumes of data are unnecessarily generated in the distant laboratory due to the analysis of no relevant evidences. These complex tasks involve tremendous amounts of material and human resources.

FORLAB will deliver a novel systematic methodology for optimizing the evidence collection. FORLAB approach shall maximize the speed, reliability and accuracy of the process and ultimately make a significant step forward in the battle against terrorism. The key innovation is the establishment and maintenance of a dynamic, real-time self-adaptable feedback loop between the data collection process at explosion scene and the data repository, with the aim of reducing the number of collected samples, improving the capability to recreate the scenario and fine-tuning the screening process. Specifically, the proposed system will consist of:
(i) analytical technologies for in-situ sample screening,
(ii) communication and positioning modules for localizing the information and transporting it further,
(iii) and Command and Control Centre(CCC) with 3D scene recreation capability.

The laboratory would be deployed in the affected area and the technicians will survey the scene with the screening tools making preliminary analysis of evidences. Bi-directional radio links between the scene and the CCC will communicate the obtained results to the latter in real-time. In the CCC, a 3D recreation of the scene will occur which will integrate the preliminary in-situ analysis. The commander in the centre will obtain a global view of the scene and the evolution of analysis and will provide real-time feedback to the field technicians with instructions on the next actions of the investigation."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 608 788,80
Administrative Contact
Javier Hernandez (Mr.)

Participants (11)

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 457 993,78
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Colao (Dr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 342 451,84
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Perlant (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 490 959,20
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Mesalouris (Mr.)
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 322 176,12
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francoise Glinne (Ms.)
ASTRI POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 191 151,60
Address
Ulica Bartycka 18A
00716 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agata Jozwicka (Dr.)
NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Finland
EU contribution
€ 112 239,20
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 4
01370 Vantaa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jari Pukkila (Mr.)
MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 639,20
Address
Via Xx Settembre 8
00187 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aldo Mattei (Dr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT AUTOMATYKI I POMIAROW PIAP
Poland
EU contribution
€ 84 284,50
Address
Aleje Jerozolimskie 202
02 486 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Dorf (Mrs.)
SOCIETE NUCLETUDES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 171 613,70
Address
Avenue Du Hoggar 3 Zone
91940 Les Ulis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Trochet (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 624,84
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gemma Barroso (Ms.)
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 184 523,40
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fanny Rieunier (Ms.)