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Strategies for the Improvement of Critical infrastructure Resilience to Electromagnetic Attacks

Objective

Security and quality of life in industrialized countries depend on continuous and coordinate performance of a set of infrastructures (energy systems, ICT systems, transportation etc) which can be therefore defined “critical infrastructures” (CI).
“STRUCTURES - Strategies for The impRovement of critical infrastrUCTUre Resilience to Electromagnetic attackS” aims at analyzing possible effects of electromagnetic (e.m.) attacks, and in particular of intentional e.m. interference (IEMI), on such CI’s, at assessing their impact for our defense and economic security, at identifying innovative awareness and protection strategies and at providing a picture for the policy makers on the possible consequences of an electromagnetic attack.
The work is organized into four main tasks, namely:
- Scenario assessment (IEMI threat analysis; CI’s analysis; modelling and experimental methodologies for investigation)
- Investigation (assessment of susceptibility levels of critical systems/units; analysis and testing; innovative protection strategy identification)
- IEMI sensors for real-time awareness of threats and implementation of active protection strategies
- Delivery of pre-regulatory guidelines to support people in the understanding of IEMI related risk and in planning/application of proper protection strategies.
Existing standards such as the “Business Continuity Management” approach (BS25999 standard) and other standardized CIIP (Critical Information Infrastructures Protection) polices will be considered in order to properly identify critical items and to set criteria for risk acceptance.
Already existing results relevant to EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility), LEMP/NEMP/HEMP (Lightning/Nuclear/High altitude ElectroMagnetic Pulse) will be considered as possible starting points leading to find effective solution to IEMI problem.
Topological approach, Risk Analysis and 3D modelling tools will be mainly applied for the analysis to a comprehensive set of reference configurations. “P

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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I.D.S. - INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI - S.P.A.
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 456 440
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Aldo Bonsignore (Mr.)

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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€ 360 720
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Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Farhad Rachidi (Prof.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
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€ 404 960
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Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Victor Vallat (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
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€ 374 674,50
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Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Chris Barber (Mr.)
MONTENA TECHNOLOGY SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 196 992
Address
Route De Montena 89
1728 Rossens
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Hirschi (Mr.)
HELMUT SCHMIDT UNIVERSITAT UNIVERSITAT DER BUNDESWEHR HAMBURG
Germany
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€ 219 880
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Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
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Frank Lüdemann (Mr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
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€ 281 476
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Heyno Garbe (Prof.)
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
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€ 175 990
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Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Ulrike Hartig (Ms.)
RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
Germany
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€ 383 750
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Heinrich Erhardt Strasse 2
29345 Unterluss
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Björn Carra (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
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€ 369 420
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Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Benno Pals (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
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Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
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Barbara Branca (Dr.)
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Italy
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€ 55 274,73
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Via Brera 16
20121 Milano
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Other
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Maurizio Fargnoli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA CAMPUS BIO MEDICO DI ROMA
Italy
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€ 38 603,67
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Via Alvaro Del Portillo 21
00128 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Gianfilippo Capriotti (Mr.)