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BOmb factory detection by Networks of Advanced Sensors

BOmb factory detection by Networks of Advanced Sensors

Objective

The aim of BONAS is to design, develop and test a novel wireless sensors network for increasing citizen protection and homeland security against terrorist attacks, in particular against the threat posed by IED devices. The sensor network will focus on the detection of traces of precursors used in IED production (particulates, gases and/or waterborne) present in the environment surrounding the vicinity of a “bomb factory”. The different sensors are specifically designed to be deployed in sensitive locations and easily camouflaged. This network will support the “factory’s location”, allowing an early threat thwart. A feasibility study will assess the usefulness and potential advantages that the BONAS concept will bring about in the future and the costs of mass production of sensor networks integrating COTS components.
BONAS intends also to investigate and prepare the potential future deployment of key sensors aboard a flying platform with a view towards increasing the BONAS network detection capabilities.
The wireless sensor network will feature a variety of sensing devices (in-situ and remote), that will jointly provide broad chemical spread and low false alarm rates through an expert system management of the data collected. In particular, BONAS will develop: Lidar/Dial system; QEPAS sensor; SERS sensor; an Immunosensor.
BONAS includes a multidisciplinary team of leading European research groups (ENEA, QUB, CSEM, ONE, UCBL, UNIL, KCL) together with industrial organizations (CREO, LDI, SAB, TEK, EADS) and end-users (NBI) with previous experience and activity in the field of specific local and remote sensors development and with experience on Security projects. The consortium represents the complete supply chain of the proposed product, which sets good perspectives for exploitation and commercialization of the generated innovations. The consortium will be supported by an already established Advisory Board formed by experts from the main European and Israeli police corps.

Coordinator

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

Address

Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 479 452,50

Administrative Contact

Antonio Palucci (Dr.)

Participants (13)

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CONSORZIO CREO-CENTRO RICERCHE ELETTRO OTTICHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 315 375

SERSTECH AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 278 034

TEKEVER TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 369 075

LASER DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS AS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 445 750

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 249 297

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 337 436

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 270 080

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 700

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 319 920

NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 107 887,80

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 11 461,71

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 107 891

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261685

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 971 631,81

  • EU contribution

    € 3 488 360,01

Coordinated by:

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

Italy