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AVSEC
AVSEC comprises a selection of security screening equipment representative of that found in EU airports for screening passengers, cabin baggage and hold baggage, including x-ray baggage scanners, millimetre-wave body scanner, liquid bottle scanners, etc
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AVSEC
BESTEST

The Battery Testing Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities for analysing performance of battery materials and cells. 
Anticipating the growing need for robust and impartial research on rechargeable energy storage systems for normative and regulatory purposes, BESTEST has established a facility for:

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BESTEST
DTLab

The DTLab possesses the reference sets of all the regulated equipment developed to perform interoperability certifications.

The laboratory offers also to industry the possibility to perform "preliminary" tests, which are a kind of debugging sessions for their product in development. At the end of these preliminary tests, we do not emit any kind of certificates.

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DTLab
ESTO meteo tower

The ESTI meteo tower, located at the JRC Ispra site in Italy, measures and records minute data of the following parameters:

European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of efficiency, hybrid exhaust emissions, electromagnetic compatibility, smart grids and battery testing.

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EIC
abc-is_jrc-atmospheric-observatory-ispra

Atmospheric observatory for studying greenhouse gases, reactive gases, aerosols, acidifying and eutrophying species.

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ABC-IS

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

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EMSL

The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) instructs front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials.

EUSECTRA offers hands-on training using a wide variety of radioactive and nuclear materials and a broad selection of equipment and measurement instruments.

Indoors, one of the training areas simulates airport conditions, equipped with a pedestrian portal monitor and an x-ray conveyor.

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EUSECTRA

The JRC's European Solar Test Installation carries out research on reliable and accurate measurements for photovoltaic devices and supports the EU in meeting its targets for renewable energy.

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ESTI

Explosives trace detection laboratory conducts research in support of European Commission Mobility and Transport's aviation security (AVSEC) inspectors.

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ETDL

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