Projects Overview

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

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Development
Status: 
finished
Brief description: 

The Small Dark Aircraft project is focused on developing capabilities to find small aircraft that are suspected of carrying illicit goods into the U.S.

Research
Status: 
started
Brief description: 
Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies (SMART) project aim is to evaluate the risk and opportunities inherent to the use of smart surveillance, develop number of technical, procedural and legal options for safeguards.
Research
Status: 
started
Brief description: 
A bio-mimicry enabled artificial sniffer (SNIFFER) project deals with the capture and analysis of odours as it offers significant potential for border security applications related to the detection and analysis of persons, illegal substances and in particular explosives.
Development
Status: 
planned
Brief description: 
The concept of the SNIFFLES project is to develop a miniature and portable electronic gas sensor capable of detecting hidden persons and illegal substances - providing a cost effective and scalable technology to complement the work of sniffer dogs. The technology will complement trained sniffer dogs.
Development
Status: 
started
Brief description: 

Smart UNmanned aerial vehicle sensor Network for detection of border crossing and illegal entry (SUNNY) project goal is to develop a platform to gather data and information from distributed sensor active 24/7 in any weather conditions in order to patrol frontiers and intercept intrusion.

Research
Status: 
started
Brief description: 
Surveillance, Privacy and Security (SURPRISE) is a large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe.
Research
Status: 
started
Brief description: 
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.
Development
Status: 
started
Brief description: 

The Trusted Biometrics Under Spoofing Attacks (TABULA RASA) project aims to research, develop, evaluate and transfer anti-spoofing solutions. It will investigate novel biometrics and further explore their advantages and limits, given that multi-modal biometrics is a possible countermeasure to spoofing attacks.

Development
Status: 
finished
Brief description: 
To develop and field test the innovative concept of a mobile, modular, scalable, autonomous and adaptive system for protecting European borders
Research
Status: 
started
Brief description: 
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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