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Multi-Energy High Resolution Modular Scan System for Internal and External Concealed Commodities

Objective

MESMERISE will develop and test a High-resolution non-intrusive scanner up to TRL 5 able to automatically detect and identify both internal and external concealed commodities being entirely independent of human operator interpretation and training and based on two complementary technologies: ultra-low-dose Multispectral Xray transmission and Infrasonic interrogation.
A novel x-ray detector, in addition to a higher imaging resolution, captures 256 channels of spectroscopic information, allowing a step change in material identification. Crucially, this level of resolution has the potential to enhance the detection of narcotics and explosives concealed in the body -a highly complex problem with currently available equipment.
A second subsystem for detecting externally concealed items based on a novel, intrinsically safe, technology (infrasound near-field acoustic holography) is entirely new to security screening. Low-fq MEM Micro-technology shall also be exploited to provide an automated version of non-contact pat-down.
Both sub-systems will be able to work independently, or together to provide complementary information and improve the detection of externally concealed objects. Automated algorithms for both subsystems and, through data fusion techniques, for the combined system will identify chemical substances, recognise pattern and detect anomalies with100g threshold in any part of the body, including prosthetic elements or plasters.
A big manufacturer of body scanners, SMEs, Univs, R&D centres, end-users and a diverse and high quality external advisory board, with a broad international contribution and connection to US counterparts provides a straightforward exploitation route.
Acceptance by society will be promoted by communication activities highlighting its non-contact nature, non divest condition and the absence of the requirement for operators to view explicit images through automated detection making MESMERISE intrinsically respectful of dignity and privacy.

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2015
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 257 485,04

Participants (12)

MULTIX SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 774 675
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 171Bis
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADANI
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 439 375
Address
7 Selitsky Str
220075 Minsk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 581 515
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 750
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOME OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 187,50
Address
2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 318
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 197 812,50
Address
Strada Domneasca Nr. 47
800008 Galati
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HORNIG WOLFGANG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 362,50
Address
Fohrenstrasse 51
90542 Eckental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
San Jorge Tecnológicas S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 878 625
Address
Avenida Europa 82
E28341 Valdemoro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOLLREGION OSLO OG AKERSHUS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 56 687,50
Address
Tollbugata 1
0152 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 499,46
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DETECTION TECHNOLOGY SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
460 Rue De Pommarin
38430 Moirans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)