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Hyperspectral imaging IED and explosives reconnaissance system

Hyperspectral imaging IED and explosives reconnaissance system

Objective

The objective with the HYPERION project is to develop and test a system concept for the on-site forensic analysis of an explosion. The forensic tools and procedures used will in majority be at safe stand-off detection distances. This will also include tools for identification of unexploded IEDs. The on-site data provided by the HYPERION system will be the type and amount of explosive used in the attack, the point of origin of the detonation and an assessment of the type of IED. The crime scene will be mapped using 3D-registration and in the map the positions that have been analysed in detail will be marked. The forensic tools and data will be of a quality that can be used as evidence in a court of law. The quality assured data will be on-site electronically documented and sent to the police instantaneously at the crime scene.
At a crime scene, due to the detonation of an IED, police, ambulance, fire brigade and the crime scene unit are parties that must be present.
The first measures taken at a crime scene due to a detonation of an IED are the initiation of rescue actions. In parallel to the rescue actions the HYPERION system can be used. This includes the collection of forensic data and risk assessment of suspected unexploded IEDs using stand-off detection of the post-blast scene.
After the rescue operations, all of the forensic tools of HYPERION can be used in order to investigate the type and amount of explosive used in the attack. In combination with the 3D registration of the crime scene a reverse-event analysis can be performed giving the size of the charge and point of origin for the detonation.
After the crime scene area has been secured, the laboratory forensic sampling and analysis can be started. New and validated sampling protocols will be developed. The crime scene is finally left to the rescue leader for clearing up the area.
The consortium consists of four research organisations, three industries, two SMEs and three end users.

Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Address

Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 137 485

Administrative Contact

Klett Teresa (Ms.)

Participants (12)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 509 036

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 392 390

ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 153 520

SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 546,50

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 349 879,50

BUNDESKRIMINALAMT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 400

VIGO SYSTEM S.A.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 146 040

ICISLERI BAKANLIGI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 66 099

PORTENDO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 6 498

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 298 127,50

RIKSPOLISSTYRELSEN - SWEDISH NATIONAL POLICE BOARD

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 48 702

SELEX ES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 140 245,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284585

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 825 598,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 458 969

Coordinated by:

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden