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Sniffer for concealed people discovery

Objective

"Integration of a handheld artificial sniffer system for customs/police inspection purposes e.g. the control of freight containers. The artificial system should be able to seek first hidden persons and second also controlled goods, illicit drugs and safety and security hazards.
The instrument consists of a gas- and vapour sampling pump unit, an enrichment unit, a desorption unit, a detection unit (sensor array) and an alarm indicator unit. The air sampling modus needs a high air flow in order to sample and enrich a lot of target gases and the detection modus needs a low air flow modus for transporting the targets after the desorption process as low diluted as possible to the detector.
The target gases cover human perspirations like carbonic acids, aldehydes, thiolic compounds and nitrogen compounds and the human breathing product CO2. Different kinds of sensors will be used so that each target can be detected as selective as possible.
For providing an estimation of the probability of the presence of humans inside the inspected area pattern recognition will be used.
The sniffer instrument will be benchmarked towards dogs and towards ion mobility spectrometry."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 241 448
Administrative Contact
Elena Corini (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 213 801
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosita Nodari (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 750
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Lauro (Prof.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 694
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 598
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kay Mcclean (Dr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 320 600
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Leventakis (Mr.)