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Compact High pErformance QUantum cascadE laseR Sensors

Objective

In this proposal we describe a timely and disruptive solution to the long-standing and vexing problem of the rapid stand-off detection of explosive, toxic or otherwise hazardous materials which are present within potential- or post-terrorist attack or industrial accident sites. We will achieve this by realising highly sensitive, state-of-the-art handheld and tripod-mounted instruments based upon active hyperspectral imaging and detection. These will exploit the deep infrared molecular fingerprint waveband region, where these hazardous compounds exhibit their strongest and most distinctive optical absorption features. Crucially, by keeping our goal fixed on the needs of the end-user, we will realise high-TRL devices which are cost-effective, lightweight and highly utile. Within the lifetime of this project, these will ready for evaluation in end-use scenarios (as opposed to mere laboratory-based demonstration). Our consortium is uniquely placed to prosecute this programme as is it comprises world leading workers in every technology upon which this solution depends, from quantum-cascade laser source, MEMS and detector growth expertise to advanced imaging, signals processing and device integration. One refined, the technology we will pioneer will be evaluated by civil security partners who will implement them in a number of likely end-use scenarios, thus proving the potency and utility of our technology.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

MODUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 34 133,30
Address
7-11 Melville Street
EH3 7PE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 34 133,30

Participants (6)

M-SQUARED LASERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 744 575,00
Address
Venture Building 1 Kelvin Campus Maryhill Road West Of Scotland Science Park
G20 0SP Glasgow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 744 575,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 207 260,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 207 260,00
FRAUNHOFER UK RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 548 270,00
Address
Cathedral Street - Univeristy Of Strathclyde 347
G1 2TB Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 548 270,00
VIGO PHOTONICS SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 634 000,00
Address
Ul. Poznanska 129/133
05-850 Ozarow Mazowiecki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Warszawski zachodni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 634 000,00
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Am Treptower Park 5-8
12435 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 90 000,00
KITE INNOVATION (EUROPE) LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 67 429,70
Address
3m Buckley Innovation Centre
HD1 3BD Huddersfield
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Calderdale and Kirklees
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 67 429,70