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Exploratory research

IPSC's exploratory research programme has the aim to provide IPSC’s scientific staff with the opportunity and the means to carry out research in new and innovative fields related to IPSC’s mission.

This research, which can last maximum 2 years, is not necessarily focused towards responding to our customers needs, rather to anticipate technical/scientific needs of emerging EU policy issues and produce tangible results that could lead to future activities to be included in the mainstream of the institutional work programme.


2012 Exploratory Research Projects

In 2012 the following projects are being carried out at IPSC:

  • Sensor Platform for Real-Time Situation Communication and Information Gathering
  • Message Passing Interface (MPI) for Advanced Automatic Information Extraction Image Processing Workflows
  • Optimal Sensors Network Geographical  Planning to increase maritime target detection probability and accuracy
  • Vibration Mitigation of structures by State Switching Inducer (continuation)
  • A mobile Radio Spectrum monitoring system

Past projects

The objectives and results of the IPSC's Exploratory Research Projects during the last years are illustrated in the following reports:

Exploratory Research Projects 2011

  • Protection Techniques against Security Threats in Cognitive Radio Networks
  • GNSS and Space Weather: Monitoring of Ionospheeric Scintillation Effects on Precise Timing Applications
  • Active Learning and Automated Information Extraction from Very High Resolution Satellite Images in support to Disaster Management
  • iPhone Application for Disaster Information and Response


Exploratory Research Projects 2010

  • Ultra-wide band radio channel characherization in body area networks
  • Vibration mitigation of stay cables using a State Switched Inducer (SSI)
  • Passive automatic identification system for maritime surveillance
  • Computational steering of post-disaster damage assessment workflow
  • Geo-information and visual perception (GI&VP)
  • Maritime targets in high-resolution satellite-SAR imagery
  • Fighting slavery in agriculture
  • In-cell tool for remote operation on spent nuclear material


Exploratory Research Projects 2009

  • Modelling of the failure of the Interlayer of Laminated Glass loaded by Air Blast Waves
  • Preventing Spoofing of Biometric Recognition
  • GPU Computing for Automatic Remote Sensing Information Extraction
  • Hardening of GNSS-based tracking devices
  • Ultra-wide band radio channel characterization in body area networks
  • A low-cost portable kit for gathering near real-time information in post disaster scenarios
  • Bubbling study and clogging anticipation making use of a specially designed tank
  • Intrusion Detection in SCADA Systems for Critical Infrastructures
  • Practical usage of quantum cryptography


Exploratory Research Projects 2008

  • 3-D Urban Structure information from Very High Resolution InSAR imagery
  • Towards secure airport: advanced trusted traveller paradigm using adaptive multimodal biometrics
  • A low-cost portable kit for gathering near real-time information in post disaster scenarios
  • Quantifying the impact of the almost complete cessation of commercial fishing in the North Sea during World War II
  • The effects of aid allocation rules on the well-being of the poor in developing countries
  • Bubbling study and clogging anticipation making use of a specially designed tank
  • Crop yield loss estimation based on precipitation runoff


Exploratory Research Projects 2007

  • Techniques for safe removal of nuclear spent fuel from dry storages at Andreeva Bay
  • Imaging Sensor Authentication for Video Surveillance
  • Effect of top-dressing nitrogen fertilization on radiation use efficiency:
    physiology, crop modelling and remote sensing - TOPFERT
  • Characterization of Reprocessed Fuel by Wide Environmental Sampling
  • Assessment of hurricane-induced damage to and hazardous materials releases at offshore oil and natural gas platforms - HIDOP
  • 3-D Urban Structure information extraction from Very High Resolution InSAR imagery
  • EU aquaculture from a fisheries management viewpoint