Risk analysis, crime prevention and forensic science

Protection against terrorist attacks with homemade explosives

Research News /

Terrorist attacks often feature the use of homemade explosives. For the police and security forces to be able to take appropriate precautions and assess the damage after an attack, they need access to the right kind of tools. A research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, has now developed a sophisticated risk-analysis system to help prevent such attacks. At the same time, the software-based system assists with the forensic investigation of such incidents. It can therefore sup-port the police foil attacks with homemade explosives and protect the public at major gatherings and other events.