CARTIF PROJECTS

VAPEX

Innovative steam analyzer for the detection of explosives at airport passenger control points

Description

VAPEX (Novel Vapour Analyser for the Detection of Explosives in Airports Passengers Checkpoints). Start date: June 2018. Duration: 2 years. Co-funded by Eurostars 2 Program, VAPEX is an European project led by SEADM aiming at the development of a new security explosive screener for the detection of hidden explosives carried by people, both passengers and non-passengers, within airport facilities. Two German entities (Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology and CFX Berlin) are also members of the consortium led by SEADM (Spain), contributing to the development and testing stages. VAPEX will be accomplished in close contact with security forces as future users of the new explosive screener. This project ranked position #10 out of 415 European applicants in the Eurostars 2 call for proposals ‘CoD 8’.

 

Objetives

VAPEX will offer the global security community a pre-commercial prototype able to successfully detect, for the first time, concealed explosives carried out by people at airports (either passengers or staff).

In this project CARTIF collaborates in a new Filter Manipulation System including a robot to grip and manipulate filters between Conditioning, Sampling and Analysis units. 

Actions

Among the different tasks, CARTIF will define and develop an automatic manipulator to manage and transport the analyzer filters, it will also collaborate in the definition and characterization of the equipment filters, in order to guarantee a fast and precise handling.

Expected results

Development of a passenger scanning system that analyzes the presence of traces of explosives through the air samples acquired from each passenger, achieving 100% passenger scanning through a reliable system with high probability of detection and very low false alarm.

Partners:

EUROSTARS

E11867

Total budget: € 1,464,072.21

Contribution: € 91,000.00

Duration: 26 months

Team Manager

Luis Miguel González

Industrial Solutions Area Director

Industrial and Digital Systems Division

luirod@cartif.es

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