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Synthetic aPerture Interferometric raDiometer for sEcurity in cRitical infraStructures

Objective

Along with the evolution of nature and frequency of threats on various critical infrastructures and soft targets, there is a need for evolution and improvement in the detection solutions of hidden objects or materials that can represent a menace to European citizens and assets. Current long queues at airports or administration security checkpoints and bulky scanners will soon be seen as outdated with the coming technologies. As the number of transportation hubs and sensitive location for common security are increasing (airports, power plants, prisons, administrations) passive scanning system, not emitting any radiation, represent the most promising opportunities. Such systems require to tackle ethical issues such as the displaying of personal bodies and still be able to detect hidden objects. Other technical challenges have to be met in order to integrate such detection solution into the everyday life : 3D analysis, real-time detection, spatial resolution. SPIDERS project, built from the results of recent FP7 project to propose the latest passive millimeter wave technology with a synthetic aperture interferometric radiometer. The French company MC2, specialised in radiometric sensors and microwave products and services, aims at developing its business on the rising markets of PMMW technology for security applications and tackle all the stated technical and business challenges to demonstrate a fast 3D scanning system of walking people and detection of hidden objects and materials. The SPIDERS will represent a budget of 1,2 million euros and start in 2015 for 24 months.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinator

MICROWAVE CHARACTERIZATION CENTER
Address
10 Rue Hubble Batiment 7 Parc De La Haute Borne
59262 Sainghin En Melantois
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 816 200