Vulnerability of critical indoor infrastructures to chemical terrorist attacks poses a significant point of concern for Member States authorities responsible for incident preparedness and prevention. This relates to the specific features of indoor spaces and the extremely high population exposure potential of indoor spaces given the current organization of society.
The range of possibilities for terrorist attacks involving toxic chemicals is wide. In any event, an attack using unconventional weapons would certainly cause serious economic and social disruption to normal, day-to-day activities. The project SENSOFT - Smart Sensing for Rapid Response to Chemical Threats on Soft Targets pursues, for the first time, the comprehensive study of early warming nano-enabled detection systems in the area of CBRN [Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear] protection by means of knowledge-sharing-based cooperation between academia, specialized research centers and industry.
The proposed research and innovative program goes far beyond the SoT and SoA in chemical threats detection, by moving from conventional portable instrumentation and discrete sensing units towards a next generation of pervasive, interconnected orthogonal detection system for fast and reliable response.
1. Pervasive, interconnected orthogonal detection system for fast and reliable response in the area of CBRN protection.
Eligible Cost: 860 200,00€
European Union Funding: 745 200,00 €
Intervention Region: Europe