Laboratories & facilities

  1. The JRC's European Crisis Management Laboratory carries out research across a diverse range of areas including intentional threats, natural disasters and health crises, using ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources.


    Acronym: ECML
  2. The JRC's European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) carries out research in the area of improving safety in construction using a custom built reaction wall.


    Acronym: ELSA
  3. The JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory carries out research in the field of radar remote sensing and Radio Frequency compatibility.


    Acronym: EMSL
  4. The JRC's Hopkinson Bar facility tests large material samples or structural components and sub-assemblies under dynamic conditions.


    Acronym: HopLab
  5. The MELISSA laboratory is a state-of-the art experimental facility for developing innovative surveillance applications in the maritime domain. MELISSA stands for Mimo Enhanced LInear Short Synthetic Aperture radar. Its focus is on new ways of using radars and developing the associated instrumentation – it has the capability to prototype small Radio Frequency (RF) devices, such as miniaturized radar front-end and RF receiver, and it is equipped with RF instruments for test and measurements up to 18 GHz.


    Acronym: MELISSA