Research

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planned
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MobilePass focuses on research and development towards technologically advanced mobile equipment at land border crossing points to allow border control authorities to check European, visa-holding and frequent third country travellers in a comfortable, fast and secure way. The mobile solution incorporates new technologies needed in mobile scenarios and embeds them in the actual border crossing workflow to speed up control procedures.

MobilePass brings together system- and component producers, research institutions and governmental authorities. The entire innovation process, from components development to the integration into an efficient workflow will continuously be evaluated by border guard authorities.

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started

Strengthening Frontex monitoring and contribution to Border Security Research

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started

The project proposes to bring the European ongoing and new border security research projects to the attention of the relevant stakeholders, in order to put the real needs under the light of research, thus ensuring that the projects’ results will best serve the requirements of border security.
The project proposes also to contribute to the capacity building process bringing to the attention of the Border Guard Authorities new and innovative approaches (e.g. Pre-Commercial Procurement instrument) designed to acquire research and development services and related results, with the purpose of steering the development of new innovations towards their needs.   
 

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started

To meet border surveillance challenges STREAMS integrates a range of different activities covering a wide spectrum going from platforms and sensors to create a local tactical picture at a specific location to the sharing, fusion, and exploitation of that local picture at regional, national, and EU level. Demonstration projects would be needed to test different system configurations, establish acceptable levels of safety and develop the technology needed to achieve the required control and safety levels.

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started
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Prediction and Interpretation of human behaviour based on probabilistic structures and heterogeneous sensors (PROMETHEUS) project intends to establish a link between fundamental sensing tasks and automated cognition processes that concern the understanding of short-term prediction of human behaviour as well as complex human interaction. The analysis of human behaviour in unrestricted environments, including localization and tracking of multiple people and recognition of their activities, currently constitutes a topic of intensive research in the signal processing and computer vision communities. This research is driven by different important applications, including unattended surveillance and intelligent space monitoring.

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started
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Localisation of Threat Substances in Urban Society (LOTUS) project aim is to develop a new anti-terrorism tool for law enforcement agencies, in the form of an integrated surveillance system for continuous chemical background monitoring with fixed site and/or mobile detectors to identify “chemical hotspots” such as bomb or drug factories. FOI, The Swedish Defence Research Agency is the coordinator of the project.

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started
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Accelerated Checkpoint Design Integration Test and Evaluation (XP-DITE) project aim is to develop a comprehensive, passenger-centered, outcome-focused, system-level approach to the design and evaluation of airport security checkpoints.

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started
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Multi-frequency, multi-mode Terahertz screening for border checks (TERASCREEN) project aims at developing an innovative concept of multi-frequency multi-mode Terahertz (THz) detection with new automatic detection and classification functionalities.
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started
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Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, Efficiency (SURVEILLE) project aim is to analyze the ethical issues, legal limitations and efficiency of the use of surveillance technologies.

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