NOSY Objectives

The NOSY project is focused on the development of a miniaturized yet highly sensitive platform, for the detection of illicit or suspicious substances. The platform includes the development of a miniature sensing device, a monitoring station and communication infrastructure for LEA (Law Enforcement Agencies) and forensic end users network integration. The enabling technology of the system is an innovative microelectronics sensor that combines state of the art micro and nanotechnologies with advanced smart sensing materials, which will be integrated as part of the project.

“The project will work on the development of complete devices for both stand alone and embeddable monitoring and recording. Critical requirement: the recorded or transmitted data will be usable as proof in Court.”

The device will include proofing from any type of external tampering; the communication channel will be secure, compliant and integrated into the existing LEA data networks. As deemed necessary by LEAs and forensic end users, the project will develop prototype products to help tackle illegal drug trafficking and development of homemade bombs.

“LEAs and forensic end users will be involved at all critical milestones of the project, from initial requirements, to a first prototype validation, to the extensive trial phase” 

Accurate and unambiguous identification of substances is fundamental to allow LEAs and forensic end users to intervene with the most suitable action or counter measure. LEAs and forensic end users will be involved at all critical milestones of the project, from initial requirements, to a first prototype validation, to the extensive trial phase. The project will also propose a certification process tailored to the new sensing devices to enable their legal validation for forensics use while in compliance with European privacy requirements.

NOSY – New Operational Sensing sYstem

Project Contract Number: 653839

Call Identifier: H2020-FCT-2014

Topic: FCT-05-2014: Law enforcement capabilities Topic 1: Develop novel monitoring systems and miniaturised sensors that improve Law Enforcement Agencies’ evidence-gathering abilities

Duration: 36 Months

Project Start: 01 September 2015

Funding scheme: Innovation Action

Total Cost: EUR 5.373.061,25

EU Contribution: EUR 4.198.684,63

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no 653839.