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New Operational Sensing sYstem

Objective

Organized crime investigation can greatly benefit from the availability of very small, concealable sensing devices to monitor, record and communicate criminal activity to remote surveillance stations. Acquired data can be used as proof in Courts of Justice only if the sensing device, the communication channel and the monitoring station are tamper proof and comply with all legal, integrity and chain-of-custody requirements.
The NOSY project is focused on the development of a miniaturized yet highly sensitive platform, for the detection of illicit or suspicious substances. The platform includes the development of a miniature sensing device, a monitoring station and communication infrastructure for LEA network integration. The enabling technology of the system is an innovative microelectronics sensor that combines state of the art micro and nanotechnologies with advanced smart sensing materials, which will be integrated as part of the project. In addition there will be the development of complete devices for both stand alone and embeddable monitoring and recording. A critical requirement is that the recorded or transmitted data to be usable as proof in Court. The device will include proofing from any type of external tampering; the communication channel will be secure, compliant and integrated into the existing LEA data networks. As deemed necessary by LEAs, the project will develop prototype products to help tackle illegal drug trafficking and development of homemade bombs. Accurate and unambiguous identification of substances is fundamental to allow LEA to intervene with the most suitable action or counter measure. LEAs will be involved at all critical milestones of the project, from initial requirements, to a first prototype validation, to the extensive trial phase. The project will also propose a certification process tailored to the new sensing devices to enable their legal validation for forensics use while in compliance with European privacy requirements.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/microelectronics

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action
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Coordinator

ARESCOSMO S.P.A.
Address
Via Delle Valli 46
04011 Aprilia Lt
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 508 250

Participants (12)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 342 366,25
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GMVIS SKYSOFT SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 573 702,50
Address
Av. D.joao Ii Lote 1.17.02, Torre Fernao Magalhaes 7°
1998025 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 47 000
Address
Rua Capelo 11
1249-110 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 33 750
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 687,50
Address
Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 73 000
Address
Via Xx Settembre 8
00187 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RESI INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 480 375
Address
Viale Aventino 36
00153 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENSICHIPS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 812 787,50
Address
Via Delle Valli 46
04011 Aprilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNECTIKA RESEARCH AND CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 909,63
Address
Albert Road 71
BS31 1AE Keynsham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 330 168,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
XAVITECH AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 264 687,50
Address
Industrigatan 17
871 53 Harnosand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)