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Novel Intruder Detection & Authentication Optical Sensing Technology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 217872

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 239 571

  • EU contribution

    € 2 298 013

Coordinated by:

Instro Precision Limited

United Kingdom

Objective

iDetecT 4ALL addresses the urgent need for alerting technology for surveillance and intruders detection inside and in the surrounding of Critical Infrastructures (CI). The limited sensing capabilities as well as the very high cost of existing security equipment impose a barrier to implement necessary security means for ALL CIs with restricted areas including those having budget constrains. IDetecT 4ALL goal is to develop an innovative, Optical Intruder Sensing and Authentication Technology, that will dramatically improve the Cost/Performance ratio of security systems, thus becoming an enabler for the widespread availability of reliable and affordable security, leading to more CIs being protected. iDetecT 4ALL proposes to develop a novel Photonic Sensing technology based on an innovative approach utilizing ultra low cost electro-optical components. This novel approach enables to detect and Authenticate objects by a single sensor. The suggested concept is based on illuminating the protected area with invisible, modulated light, and by using a solid state scanning and detecting technique, to continuously monitor the 3D surface profile within the protected area. Presence and location of intruders will be detected from the variations inflicted on this 3D profile. By integrating additional novel optical ID tagging techniques onto authorized objects (personnel, vehicles and goods) the sensing technology will also be able to reliably identify, authenticate and alert real threats introduced by unauthorized intruders into restricted areas. This innovative approach is enabled by a recently invented efficient digital signal processing (DSP) technique enabling range measurement using continuous modulated invisible (or visible) light signals and requires far less peak power than Laser scanning technologies. To optimally steer and exploit the technological effort, four End Users, having different roles, at different EU Critical Infrastructures, partnered this consortium

Coordinator

Instro Precision Limited

Address

Hornet Close, Pysons Road Industrial Estate
Ct10 2yd Broadstairs Kent

United Kingdom

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 488 781

Administrative Contact

Michael Paul Smith (Mr.)

Participants (10)

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS ISRAEL LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 332 947

EVERIS SPAIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 301 685

C.A.L. Cargo Airlines Limited

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 40 400

GENIKON AEROPORIKON EFARMOGON AE IDIOTIKI EPICHEIRISI PAROCHIS YPIRESION ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 106 569

ANA - AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 61 100

LIEGE AIR CARGO HANDLING SERVICES SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 41 600

Azimuth Technologies Limited

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 428 997

PRO-OPTICA S.A.

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 234 675

HALEVI DWECK & CO. ARTTIC ISRAEL COMPANY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 120 304

ARTTIC ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES 2009 LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 140 955

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 217872

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 239 571

  • EU contribution

    € 2 298 013

Coordinated by:

Instro Precision Limited

United Kingdom