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EU Security Research Projects Awarded (18/09/2012)


1. Accelerated Checkpoint Design Integration Test and Evaluation (XP-DITE)
The aim of the XP-DITE project is to develop, demonstrate and validate a comprehensive, passenger-centred approach to the design and evaluation of integrated security checkpoints at airports. The approach will encompass different types of requirements relating to security, airport operations and societal aspects.

Start date: 2012-09-01
End date: 2017-03-31
Total cost: EUR 14.61 million
EU contribution: EUR 9.99 million
Project coordinator: TNO, The Netherlands

2. Tactical Approach to Counter Terrorists In Cities (TACTICS)
TACTICS will integrate new research results in the area of behaviour analysis, characteristics of the possible urban-based targets and situational awareness into a decision making framework comprising a coherent set of tools and related processes, supporting security authorities in responding more efficiently to a given threat in order to prevent the attack or to limit its consequences.

Start date: 2012-09-01
End date: 2015-08-31
Total cost: EUR 4.52 million
EU contribution: EUR 3.47 million
Project coordinator: TNO, The Netherlands

3. Explosive Neutralisation and Mitigation COUNTER-measures for IEDs in Urban/ Civil Environment (ENCOUNTER)
The objective for the ENCOUNTER project is to identify, explore and validate both existing and innovative techniques for mitigation and neutralisation of found Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) in urban/civil environment. The outcome will be a recommendation matrix for Police forces to enable them to easily choose the correct countermeasure for a particular situation.

Start date: 2012-09-01
End date: 2015-08-31
Total cost: EUR 4.41 million
EU contribution: EUR 3.31 million
Project coordinator: The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden

4. SECurity of Railways against Electromagnetic aTtacks (SECRET)
The SECRET project will address the protection of railway infrastructures against electromagnetic attacks. It will develop protection rules to strengthen infrastructures, as well as detection devices and a resilient architecture able to adequately react in case of electromagnetic attack detection.

Start date: 2012-08-01
End date: 2015-07-31
Total cost: EUR 4.26 million
EU contribution: EUR 3.05 million
Project coordinator: Europe Recherche Transport, France

5. Heavy Payload HELIcoper FOR Last Mile RESCUE (HELI4RESCUE)
The HELI4RESCUE project addresses the possibility for civil security operators to use large air transport systems for deploying heavy loads on crisis sites. It investigates in particular the deployment in civil missions of systems which are now targeted only for military use.

Start date: 2012-08-01
End date: 2014-01-31
Total cost: EUR 1.19 million
EU contribution: EUR 1.04 million
Project coordinator: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

6. HYPERspectral Imaging IED and explosives recONnaissance system (HYPERION)
The objective of HYPERION is to develop and test a system concept for the on-site forensic analysis of an explosion. The forensic tools and procedures to be used 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.

Start date: 2012-08-01
End date: 2015-07-31
Total cost: EUR 4.82 million
EU contribution: EUR 3.45 million
Project coordinator: The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden

7. Strategies for The ImpRovement of Critical infrastrUCTUre Resilience to Electro-magnetic AttackS (STRUCTURES)
The STRUCTURES project aims to analyse possible effects of electromagnetic attacks and, in particular, of intentional electromagnetic attacks’ interference, on critical infrastructures, assess their impact for defence and economic security, identify innovative awareness and protection strategies and provide a picture for policy makers on the possible consequences of an electromagnetic attack.

Start date: 2012-07-01
End date: 2015-06-30
Total cost: EUR 4.79 million
EU contribution: EUR 3.49 million
Project coordinator: Ingegneria dei Sistemi – S.P.A., Italy

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