Civ­il Se­cu­ri­ty and Du­al-Use

Refugee camp Hagadera
Refugee camp Ha­gadera
Image 1/4, Credit: Copernicus Sentinel data 2016.

Refugee camp Hagadera

This Sen­tinel-2A satel­lite im­age of 11 Febru­ary 2016 shows the refugee camp Ha­gadera in Dadaab, Ke­nia.
Controlled forest fire
Con­trolled for­est fire
Image 2/4, Credit: Marcos López Martínez (c) Fraunhofer IOSB, 2016.

Controlled forest fire

To test the suit­abil­i­ty of PHAROS, the DLR sci­en­tists went to Spain. For­est fires are one of the most dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions. To­geth­er with the lo­cal emer­gen­cy ser­vices, a con­trolled for­est fire was ig­nit­ed and then stud­ied with PHAROS.
Aerial view of the tsunami disaster
Aeri­al view of the tsuna­mi dis­as­ter
Image 3/4, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Aerial view of the tsunami disaster

Aeri­al view of the tsuna­mi dis­as­ter: tak­en in March 2011 by the Ger­man Ter­raSAR-X Earth-ob­ser­va­tion satel­lite, this radar im­age il­lus­trates the im­pact of the tsuna­mi on the east coast of Japan. The im­age shows the Hi­gashi-Mat­sushi­ma air­port and the port of Ishi­no­ma­ki in the Sendai pre­fec­ture. Ar­eas marked blue have been flood­ed while re­gions where the in­fras­truc­ture has been de­stroyed are ma­gen­ta-coloured.
PHYLAX – laser-based system for explosive detection
PHY­LAX – laser-based sys­tem for ex­plo­sive de­tec­tion
Image 4/4, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

PHYLAX – laser-based system for explosive detection

Laser-based de­tec­tion sys­tem PHY­LAX in op­er­a­tion

Civil security research focuses on the research and development of solutions to protect citizens and critical infrastructure from damage caused by natural disasters and major accidents, threats posed by terrorism, and organised crime. These solutions contribute to improving the security of citizens and thus their quality of life and to strengthening the civil security economy.

Security is the basis for a free life and an important factor for prosperity in Germany. However, modern progress means that security challenges are subject to constant change. In recent decades, global security architecture and security risks in society have undergone fundamental changes. Direct and indirect threats such as terrorism, organised crime, targeted cyber-attacks and cybercrime, and piracy, as well as resource and energy shortages, climate change and the associated natural disasters place new demands on national security. In order to be able to meet these new requirements, science and research are playing an increasingly decisive role alongside government and business.

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  • Dr. Martin Hellmann
    Co­or­di­na­tor Civ­il Se­cu­ri­ty and Du­al-Use
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Pro­gramm co­or­di­na­tion Se­cu­ri­ty Re­search
    LInder Höhe
    51147 Köln
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