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Forensic Laboratory for in-situ evidence analysis in a post blast scenario

Objective

"An improvised explosive device (IED) post-blast scenario is a vast area where massive and diverse evidences must be searched, collected and transferred for analysis to a distant reference laboratory. The evidence collection is undertaken without any feedback from the distant data repository; so that large volumes of data are unnecessarily generated in the distant laboratory due to the analysis of no relevant evidences. These complex tasks involve tremendous amounts of material and human resources.

FORLAB will deliver a novel systematic methodology for optimizing the evidence collection. FORLAB approach shall maximize the speed, reliability and accuracy of the process and ultimately make a significant step forward in the battle against terrorism. The key innovation is the establishment and maintenance of a dynamic, real-time self-adaptable feedback loop between the data collection process at explosion scene and the data repository, with the aim of reducing the number of collected samples, improving the capability to recreate the scenario and fine-tuning the screening process. Specifically, the proposed system will consist of:
(i) analytical technologies for in-situ sample screening,
(ii) communication and positioning modules for localizing the information and transporting it further,
(iii) and Command and Control Centre(CCC) with 3D scene recreation capability.

The laboratory would be deployed in the affected area and the technicians will survey the scene with the screening tools making preliminary analysis of evidences. Bi-directional radio links between the scene and the CCC will communicate the obtained results to the latter in real-time. In the CCC, a 3D recreation of the scene will occur which will integrate the preliminary in-situ analysis. The commander in the centre will obtain a global view of the scene and the evolution of analysis and will provide real-time feedback to the field technicians with instructions on the next actions of the investigation."
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Coordinator

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Address

Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 608 788,80

Administrative Contact

Javier Hernandez (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 457 993,78

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 342 451,84

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 490 959,20

SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 322 176,12

ASTRI POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 191 151,60

NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 112 239,20

MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 62 639,20

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT AUTOMATYKI I POMIAROW PIAP

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 84 284,50

SOCIETE NUCLETUDES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 171 613,70

MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 58 624,84

MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 184 523,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285052

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 470 992,14

  • EU contribution

    € 3 087 446,17

Coordinated by:

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain