Research

The Project Section provides an alphabetically-ordered list of relevant R&D projects in the border security domain.

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This project aims at developing knowledge and tools that Member States can use when making decisions and implementing the ABC systems at the border crossing points. Key objectives are to further identify and develop best practice guidelines and capability tools with regard to ABC solutions for border checks and to support the European Commission in the development of theSmart Borders concept.

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This project pursues the identification of best practices in border checks at land BCPs. In 2012 the focus was on border check procedures and international cooperation at the external land borders. In 2013 the project is exploring additional areas, namely the performance of VIS checks at land BCPs,the human machine interface of border control equipment, border checks at railway BCPs, and cooperation between border guards and customs.
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The aim of this project is to develop Real-time News Event Extraction Framework capable of extracting structured information (Who did what to whom, when, where and why?) on border security-related events from online news in order to explore the usability of cutting-edge Information Extraction technology in the process of border security intelligence gathering.
 

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The projects aims at improving capabilities to detect identity/document fraud and to perform tactical/operational risk assessment in the first line of border control.

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The Passenger Analysis Model (PAM) is a conceptual business model and framework for the development of Passenger Information Units (PIUs) in the EU. It is the product of work led by Frontex, which builds on the knowledge and best practices from those states which are well experienced in intelligence-driven passenger analysis activities. Although developed with a border control mission in mind, it may easily be adapted to serve other concurrent government missions as well.
 

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This project focuses on secure and interoperable communication solutions for improving interaction capabilities between different stakeholders in the border management at strategic and operational level.
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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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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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Strengthening Frontex monitoring and contribution to Border Security Research

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Advanced Video Surveillance archives research Engine for security applications is a project aiming to design and develop a unification framework for surveillance-footage archive systems.
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UAV Based Innovative Means for Land and Sea Non-cooperative Vehicle Stop (AEROCEPTOR) is aimed at development of a new and innovative concept of operation to remotely and safely control, slow and stop non‐cooperative vehicles in both land and sea scenarios, by the means of Remote Piloted Aerial System (RPAS).
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AMASS comprises a network of platforms (buoys) located at distance from shore. Each platform is fitted with sensors and operates self-sufficiently.

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Collaborative evaLuation Of Border Surveillance technologies in maritime Environment bY pre-operational validation of innovativE solutions (CLOSEYE) comes to life with the aim of providing the EU with an operational and technical framework that increases situational awareness and improves the reaction capability of authorities surveying the external borders of the EU.
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CONTAIN will specify and demonstrate a European Shipping Containers Surveillance system which will encompass regulatory, policy and standardisation recommendations, new business models and advanced container security management capabilities.
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Detection of Olfactory traces by orthoGonal Gas identification technoloGIES (DOGGIES) project aims at aims at demonstrating: an operational movable stand alone sensor for an efficient detection of hidden persons, drugs & explosives; and the potential adaptation of this solution for the detection of a much wider range of illegal substances.
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Will develop new methods and algorithms for processing satellite radar and optical images in order to improve the detection and monitoring of seafaring vessels

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The project aims to deliver to border authorities more efficient technological equipment that provides higher security level of identity and luggage control of pedestrians and passengers inside vehicles, at land and maritime checkpoints.

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Integration project that proposes a new generation of innovative sea border surveillance systems.
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Testing and validating the intelligence-driven low time-critical scenarios of the border surveillance (EUROSUR) CONOPS

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