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BIOLAB

The Biometrics Laboratory evaluates the reliability of biometric technologies in real operational conditions with real biometric datasets, and to identify best practices in their deployments.

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BIOLAB
Grpahic of a digital fingerprint

The purpose of the laboratory is to perform conformity testing of electronic travel documents in accordance with the applicable ISO standards and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Authority) requirements.

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E-PASS-Lab

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.

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ECML
The HOPLAB facility is used for the study of materials and of structural components to very fast dynamic loads. HOPLAB is the world’s largest Hopkinson bar, extending for a length of more than 200 meters.
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ELSA-HopLab

The ELSA reaction wall is a facility of unique dimensions and capabilities in Europe and worldwide, capable of conducting experimental tests on near to full-scale specimens for the safety assessment of structures against earthquakes and other natural and man-made hazards.

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ELSA - Reaction Wall

The EMSL offers a broad range of testing capabilities in the radio-frequency range, in support to the Galileo project, to standardisation and regulation under the EU Radio Spectrum Policy.

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EMSL & GNSS

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 purpose of the laboratory is to perform conformity testing of electronic travel documents in accordance with the applicable ISO standards and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Authority) requirements

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EPIC

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

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ETDL
Food Contact Materials Laboratory

The Food Contact Materials (FCM) laboratory develops guidelines and tools for the implementation of legislation, performs pre-normative research on materials, kitchenware, ceramics, recycled plastics and studies on non-harmonised materials.

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FCM

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