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Explosive Material Production (Hidden) Agile Search and Intelligence System

Explosive Material Production (Hidden) Agile Search and Intelligence System

Objective

The objective with the EMPHASIS project is to develop a system for detecting ongoing illicit production of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in urban areas.
The EMPHASIS system will be composed of networked sensors. Area sensors, strategically positioned, for the monitoring of explosives or precursors to explosives in the vapour phase will be used. Static sensors, positioned in the sewer, for the monitoring of the sewage for indicative traces will also be used. The detectors will be connected in a network and the total gathered data will be fused and evaluated.
If a threat substance is detected in elevated amounts, information about the type, location, time and amount will be registered and sent to a command central where further evaluation and appropriate actions can be initiated. The intention is to cover a large area that can be reduced step by step into narrower areas due to a positive alert. The number of sensors used will be increased in the smaller areas. For the final verification stand-off detectors in equipped mobile units will be used to pinpoint the location of the bomb factory.
The techniques adopted in the project include electrochemical sensors for the sewage subsystem, resonant Raman and active QCL (Quantum Cascade Laser) transmission spectroscopic techniques for the area monitoring subsystem. Active imaging IR (Infra Red) laser backscattering and stand-off imaging Raman spectroscopic techniques will be used in the final verification.
In the EMPHASIS project, threat analysis and search strategy, system network and integration, deployment, legal aspects, cost effectiveness and data fusion and information management will be evaluated. The project also includes a test and subsystem validation part.
The consortium consists of eight partners, research institutes, an industry, SMEs and an end user.
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Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Address

Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 057 339,75

Administrative Contact

Teresa Klett (Ms.)

Participants (7)

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 488 925,12

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 775 868,50

PORTENDO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 109 900,75

CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 394 525,60

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 375 071

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE POLICE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 86 220

VIGO SYSTEM S.A.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 118 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261381

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 593 272,90

  • EU contribution

    € 3 406 050,72

Coordinated by:

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

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