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Research

Research

SUSQRA – Protection against improvised explosive devices

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When a bomb attack either was foiled or actually took place, the police authorities must perform a forensic investigation. Among other objectives, this also serves to assess the level of possible damage as evidence in a court hearing. The necessary reconstructions of explosions are time-consuming and expensive. Moreover, prior to major events such as city marathons or Christmas fairs risk analyses are imperative in order to prevent threats and to effectively take protective measures. Read more

Stadtsicherheit-3D – improving the impression of security

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Calculation results concerning visibility at Alexanderplatz, Berlin.

The design and architecture of public spaces have a considerable influence on the subjective sense of security for urban dwellers and may even prevent criminality. For the assessment and improvement of this sense of security, you have to identify places that are perceived as dark, out of sight and out of hearing range. In the project Stadtsicherheit-3D (urban security 3D), this is accomplished by a software tool, which is applied to existing three-dimensional city models. Focus was on three case-study areas in Berlin. Read more

RESISTO - Resilient communication

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The aim of the RESISTO project is the improved resilience of telecommunication infrastructures.

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An abandoned suitcase

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Bomb disposal squads face a challenging task: Every day, they have to decide very quickly whether a suspicious object is dangerous or not. To do so, robots are important devices. The bilateral project DURCHBLICK wants to make this procedure safer by supplying robots with new detection technologies.

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Interview on the DURCHBLICK project

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“Explosives or soap?” – researchers at Fraunhofer EMI work on imaging techniques for the examination of potentially dangerous objects.

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Analysis of the cascade effects in supply networks – software tool CAESAR

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Modern supply networks are highly complex systems that are strongly dependent on other (critical) infrastructure. Disruptions in these networks can result in many diverse effects.

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