Projects Completed

  • PN II- Innovation Cheques / Manufacture Technology for antiglare optical coat in spectral range [425-900] nm – ARTEC (C-27CI/2012) ; completed in 2012; Project leader IOEL
  • PN II-Ideas / Electro-plasmonic for the analysis of the dynamics of cellular processes and biomolecular interactions– BIOSCOPE(C11-PN-II-ID-PCCE-2012-2) ; completed in 2014; Project leader BioDyn
  • PN II-Innovation / Optoelectronic systems with aspheric optics, with image forming in IR spectral range–SOFIR (C27-PN-II-IN-DSPT-2012-1) ; completed in 2015; Project leader Pro Optica
  • PN-II-Partnerships / New magneto-optical vitreous materials applied in optoelectronics (MOVITOPT) (C186-PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3); completed in 2015; Project leader INOE2000
  • PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013- /New approaches in achieving ultracompact polarization components in the field of IR imaging for high-efficiency-UPC; completed in 2016;     Project Leader – INCD Materials Physics
  • PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4/Antireflection coatings for high-power lasers in ultra-short pulses -ARCOLAS completed in 2016 ; Project Leader – INFLPR

Will be updated in the future…

Projects still in progress


System for detection of Threat Agents in Maritime Border Environment


Call:                                       H2020-BES-2015

Funding scheme:                   Research and Innovation action

Proposal number:                   700643

Proposal acronym:                  SafeShore

Duration (months)                  32  (project started on 01.May 2016)

Activity:                                 BES-02-2015


Affordable and easily deployable technologies for EU coastal border surveillance with reduced impact on the environment


The main objective of the SafeShore project is to cover existing gaps in coastal border surveillance and increase internal security by preventing cross-border crime such trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of drugs. The SafeShore objective is to go beyond conventional coastal radar systems and integrate cutting-edge technology to enable accurate detection of:

  • mini-RPAS departing from civilian boats
  • boats in the short range (50-300m)
  • humans emerging from the sea


The SafeShore solution is based on:

  • Very low emission laser sensor without any impact on the regular radar spectrum or the environment (2D LIDAR and 3D LIDAR);
  • Passive sensors such as Acoustic, Passive Radio and cameras with Intelligent Video analytics, which are installed on Pan-Tilt mechanisms

The SafeShore core solution for detecting small targets that are flying at low altitude is to use a 3D LIDAR that scans the sky and creates above the protected area a virtual dome shield. For small targets on the sea like boats, kite-surfers or other intruders, the SafeShore solution for detecting is to use a 2D LIDAR.  3D &2D LIDAR-s will be integrated with passive acoustic sensors, passive radio detection and video analytics.


Academia Partners Country Scope
Royal Military Academy of Belgium Belgium Consortium coordinator, passive radio detection
Queen Mary University UK Algorithms development
University of Salento Italy Requirements analysis
Industry Partners Country Scope
Dr. Frucht Systems Ltd. Israel Laser detection systems and algorithms
UTI Grup Romania Video analytics, data fusion, GIS & C2
TG Drives Czech Republic Laser detection systems platform
Optix Bulgaria Intellectual Property  Rights Management
Research Partners Country Scope
Institute of Optoelectronics Romania Visible & thermal camera systems
End User Partners Country Scope
Protection and Guard Service Romania Field trial of the system (Black Sea)
Ministry of Public Security Israel Field trial of the system (Mediteranean Sea)
Police Region West Coast Belgium Field trial of the system (North Sea)
Romanian Border Police Romania Field trial of the system (Black Sea)

6. IOEL’s contribution in SafeShore Project

As partner with technical contribution in project,  IOEL has developed the video module (VIMOS – MSR), a multispectral surveillance system, designed to be used for medium and short ranges (MSR), day and night, to recognize suspicious objects previously detected by other sensors (as LIDAR & acoustic). It may be installed on a vehicle/ platform and is integrated with Communication means, in order to receive and send information from and to the Command Center.

VIMOS – MSR has a modular structure. The most complex system contains 3 types of sensors (in VIS, SWIR and LWIR spectral ranges) and a laser illuminator or can be configured in simplified versions with 1 or 2 sensors, with or without laser illuminator; all these modules are mounted on a Pan&Tilt platform.

For more information about this project go to

Participation Reward 2020

Participation Reward in H2020 Project


Call:                                    PN-III-P3-3.6-H2020-2016-0038

Funding scheme:               Support Project

Contract number:               8/2017

Duration (months):            15  (project started on 15 July 2017)

Budget:                             122.679,40 Ron


In the current geostrategic context and the possible related risks, an effective surveillance of borders has become one of the EU’s major objectives. At the origin of this grant application is the SAFESHORE project, funded by Grant Contract No.700643 / 2016, where IOEL is leader of 2 Work Packages: WP4-  Hardware & Sensors development ; WP8-Exploitation and Dissemination.

This proposal aims to increase border protection, especially in the maritime area, at low cost, by detecting and recognizing potential small-scale hazards (drones, ships and persons) at distances of up to 300 m, in the immediate vicinity of cross-border line. This short distances are difficult to be manage due of the short reaction time available to counteract possible aggressions. When the project started, by consulting end-users involved in such border protection activities it was also revealed the need to detect and recognize potential small-scale hazards at longer ranges, around 1 Km. Through the research activities proposed in this grant application, I.O.E.L. wants to be able to improve the observation modules developed within the institution at the level of the latter end-user requirements through a strategy of refining key elements, consolidating in the mean time the IOEL’s positioning  as a research activities  provider in the field of visual information on the internal and EU market.


Strengthening the position of the Optoelectronics Institute (IOEL) in the field of multispectral observation systems, under normal and deficient environment conditions by achieving the following main objectives:

  1. Refining existing knowledge in the field of multispectral observation systems by research activities to improve the remote observation performance of multi-sensor platforms for border surveillance and the acquisition of materials, support equipment and dedicated software to ensure the manufacture of some demonstrators for the validation of the research activities carried out;
  2. Widely disseminating the results of research and updating the IOEL presentation site.


  1. Report research and / or published paper in the field of the study of the use influence for a certain spectral domain in the observation process according to the environmental and field particularities of the monitored area;
  2. Manufacture documentation for at least one module lens to increase the recognition distance of small objects located more than 1 Km distance;
  3. Manufacture launching and related acquisitions;
  4. Research report and / or design theme for the electronic command and control board of the focus function;
  5. Technological documentation for the lens module that increases the recognition distance of small objects located at more than 1 Km distance;
  6. Submission of patent application and / or published article
  7. Updated Web site for IOEL  (