Country: Poland

The Institute of Optoelectronics (IOE) is the research institute with faculty status within the Military University of Technology. Its work is focused on scientific research and education in the fields of optoelectronics and photonic technologies. The principal mission of the IOE is research and development related to defense and security needs defined by the Ministry of National Defense (MoD). IOE activities include a wide range of undertakings, ranging from basic scientific investigations, development of laboratory models and technology demonstrators, to testing prototypes. The remarkable professional competence and experience of the staff at the IOE enables an interdisciplinary approach towards research tasks and development projects. The IOE conducts scientific research in the field of laser physics, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, spectroscopy, thermovision, signal detection and the interaction of laser radiation with matter.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education completed an evaluation and categorization of academic and R+D institutions, which included assessment of research and development achievements for last 4 years. The IOE remained in the A category, (6th place among 44 scientific institutions in the discipline of electronics in Poland).

IOE WAT has participated in numerous scientific collaboration programs managed by the EU, EDA, and NATO. For many years, we have had close relations with several scientific groups worldwide, in the framework of bilateral collaboration agreements.

The research work of the IOE has been always accompanied by the activities in the field of education. Over recent years, the laboratory infrastructure of the IOE has seen considerable development as a result of successive investments and realizations of several projects and programs.

Role in TRESSPASS:

WAT’s main responsibility in the project includes research and development activities related to the technical part of the project, development of the assessment methods, data processing methods algorithms as well as participation in Polish pilot at the land border crossing point. WAT will also contribute with regards to establishing guidelines on information collection and information analysis and will participate to the Communication and dissemination activities. Contributing to, amongst 13 others, to WP2 (Risk based border crossing point) mainly concerning technical solution at border crossing points, WP4 (Data fusion and intelligence analytics), pilots at borders and WP10 (Dissemination, exploitation and roadmap) and to several tasks concerning technical solutions.