Projects Overview

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

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Strengthening Frontex monitoring and contribution to Border Security Research

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The overarching goal of the VIS Project is to provide Member States implementing the Visa Information System with tools to better perform their tasks and to identify and gain value from EU-level synergies provided by use of the VIS system wherever possible.

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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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A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automatic border crossing points project (FASTPASS) will establish and demonstrate a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates.

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Fast and trustworthy Identity Delivery and check with ePassports leveraging Traveler privacy (FIDELITY) project goal is to develop solution for fast, secure and efficient real-time authentication of individuals at border crossings, while protecting individual privacy. It also tackles vulnerabilities of current e-Passports life cycle.

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Service Provision Of Geospatial Intelligence In EU External Action Support (G-SEXTANT) aims to develop a portfolio of Earth Observation (EO) products and services to support the geo-spatial information needs of EU External Action users and stakeholders

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HANDHEld OLfactory Detector (HANDHOLD) project delivers for the first time electronics and photonics to the operating level of the molecule, bacteria and viruses with the intent to detect and win for civil security.

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Integration project that proposes a new generation of innovative sea border surveillance systems.
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Innovative Technology for Fingerprint Live Scanners (INGRESS) will manufacture innovative fingerprint scanners capable of properly sensing fingerprints of intrinsic very-low quality and/or characterized by superficial skin disorders.
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Testing and validating the intelligence-driven low time-critical scenarios of the border surveillance (EUROSUR) CONOPS

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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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