EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL PRODUCTION, HIDDEN AGILE SEARCH AND INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM (EMPHASIS)

Agreement no. 261381
Duration: 01/10/2011 – 30/09/2014
Overall budget: EUR 4,593,272.00
EU contribution: EUR 3,406,050,72.00
Coordinator: FOI – Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Participants: Cascade Technologies (United Kingdom), Fraunhofer IAF (Germany), Fraunhofer ICT (Germany), INPS (France), Portendo (Sweden), Safran Morpho (France), TNO (Netherlands) and VIGO System S.A. (Poland)

In October, VIGO started work on a new project co-financed by the European Union – EMPHASIS project entitled: “Explosive Material Production, Hidden Agile Search and Intelligence System”.

The goal of the EMPHASIS project is to test a system concept for the surveillance tool of tomorrow for detection and localization of illicit bomb factories in urban areas. The system will be composed of many detectors in a network, to monitor air and sewage. All gathered data taken from sensors will be sent to the command center where it will be analyzed on an ongoing basis. If a threat substance is detected, information about the type, location, time and amount will be immediately available in the command center and appropriate actions is performed without time loss.

The project consortium consists of the following companies and institutions: FOI (project coordinator), Cascade Technologies, Fraunhofer IAF, Fraunhofer ICT, INPS, Portendo, Safran Morpho, TNO and VIGO System S.A.

EMPHASIS