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Concealed Objects Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security

Objective

"The project will develop a demonstrator for stand-off real-time concealed object detection for future implementations of high throughput security screening for European mass-transit markets and infrastructure security. The technological approach will incorporate a dual-frequency passive submillimetre-wave video camera, coupled with an active 340 GHz 3D imaging radar system. Both systems will be integrated with a suitable set of image forming optics and scanning optomechanics. Sensor data fusion will merge the passive system ""colour"" map with the radar topographic map of any concealed items. Automatic Anomaly Detection algorithms will be developed in order to improve automation and to mitigate privacy issues. The system will undergo an end-user demonstration at a European airport.
The ethical issues surrounding the use of stand-off body scanners will be evaluated by a group of experts who will provide advice to ensure that the technology will be deployable from an ethical standpoint, facilitating a “privacy-by-design” approach.
The involvement of end-users is of utmost importance. The consortium includes end-users as project partners who will ensure that maximum relevance and impact to the end-users is secured. The consortium will also address the exploitation of the technology developed within the project, especially considering the commercialisation and manufacture of the technology through the several SMEs involved in the project."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/cavity optomechanics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 025 418,77
Administrative Contact
Maija ärling (Ms.)

Participants (10)

ASQELLA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 322 592,60
Address
Kutomotie 18
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arttu Luukanen (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 719 615
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)
INNOVASEC LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 309,08
Address
West Malvern Road 212 B
WR14 4BA Malvern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Chisnall (Dr.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 392 575,25
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heléne Hultgren (Mrs.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 045,60
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Wolkenstein (Mr.)
Wasa Millimeter Wave AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 292 829,60
Address
Tylö Fyrs Väg 11
423 41 Torslanda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomas Bryllert (Dr.)
GOTMIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 223 089,60
Address
Hugo Grauers Gata 3
41133 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mattias Ferndahl (Mr.)
FINAVIA OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 30 118
Address
Lentajantie 3
01530 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tuomo Kivikari (Mr.)
Rapiscan Systems Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 093
Address
Seven Gables House, Letchmore Road 30
WD7 8HT Radlett
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Stas (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 260 762,75
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helga Geelhoed (Mrs.)