Pier15 – TEAM Breaking Good

Daniel Dobos Pier15, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Counterfeit Drugs In recent years the proportion of counterfeit drugs, especially in some African countries, increased dramatically up to levels of 60-80%. International organisations therefore buy their medication in Europe or the US or need to send samples back to Europe/US for chemical analysis before they can be released. This causes several week delays ...

Pier19 – TEAM CaSa

Daniel Dobos Pier19, THE Port 2014, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic Terrain elevation determination for refugee camps The determination of safe, accessible, and usable locations for refugee camps is paramount to the success of the camp. While viable locations can be investigated with field surveys by persons in the field or with the rather costly use of satellite technology, it is vital to have a precise understanding of the elevation ...

Pier27 – TEAM Nostro

Daniel Dobos Pier27, THE Port 2014, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic The conflict zone humanitarian demarcation certificate Mis-identification of possible military targets is a major source of collateral damage and leaves no safe place for escapees to go. Hospitals and other humanitarian institutions could benefit vastly from being safely tagged as such by a certificate that can not be copied or mis-placed and therefore be safer from bombing if it ...

Pier56 – TEAM Kool & the Gang

Ines Knäpper Pier56, THE Port 2014, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic The 10$ inflatable fridge for field operations For many humanitarian and social projects, fridges are necessary – e.g. to cool medication or vaccinations. Locally organizing or transporting fridges to refugee camps is expensive due to their size and weight – loading them with other goods is not really practical and time-consuming. An inflatable fridge with a compact cooling unit ...

Pier42 – TEAM Blindstore

Daniel Dobos Pier42, THE Port 2014, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic A private information retrieval data store Blindstore provides an online lookup service which returns the correct answer without ever knowing what the question was. The protocol guarantees that the server can’t know which record the client requested. The client still only receives the record they requested. Team Andrea Ieri (IT) Christophe Sahut (FR) Daniele Raffo (IT) Ferdinando Buscema (IT) ...

Pier83 – TEAM SmartDog

Ines Knäpper Pier83, THE Port 2014, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic Tracking and demarcation system for dogs in rescue and de-mining operations One of the most sensitive methods to locate land mines uses special trained search dogs. A few molecules of the explosive itself can be detected by a trained dog’s nose, which makes this method independent of the mine housing many other measurements are based on. A tracking and ...

PierX1 – TEAM Muons

Ines Knäpper PierX1, THE Port 2014, Topic Leave a Comment

Topic Portable cosmic ray detector with grid analysis We produced a cheap and simple detector for cosmic rays, based on the Raspberry Pi computer platform. The detector is based on a plastic scintillator and Silicon photomultiplier tube combination, connected to a custom PCB combining all the necessary electronics functions (power supply, input stage, amplification, pulse shaping, trigger and an analogue ...