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Sniffer for concealed people discovery

Sniffer for concealed people discovery

Objective

"Integration of a handheld artificial sniffer system for customs/police inspection purposes e.g. the control of freight containers. The artificial system should be able to seek first hidden persons and second also controlled goods, illicit drugs and safety and security hazards.
The instrument consists of a gas- and vapour sampling pump unit, an enrichment unit, a desorption unit, a detection unit (sensor array) and an alarm indicator unit. The air sampling modus needs a high air flow in order to sample and enrich a lot of target gases and the detection modus needs a low air flow modus for transporting the targets after the desorption process as low diluted as possible to the detector.
The target gases cover human perspirations like carbonic acids, aldehydes, thiolic compounds and nitrogen compounds and the human breathing product CO2. Different kinds of sensors will be used so that each target can be detected as selective as possible.
For providing an estimation of the probability of the presence of humans inside the inspected area pattern recognition will be used.
The sniffer instrument will be benchmarked towards dogs and towards ion mobility spectrometry."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Address

Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 241 448

Administrative Contact

Elena Corini (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 213 801

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 318 750

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 341 694

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 399 598

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 320 600

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313110

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 605 284,96

  • EU contribution

    € 1 835 891

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Italy