The CBRNE threat by its very nature could seriously impact on a wide range of daily activities ofcitizens. In general, the CBRNE threat translates into:

  • Attack with explosives;
  • Chemical-biological attack (to waters, soil and atmosphere);
  • Radiological attack;
  • Agro-terrorism (bacterial and radiological contamination of the food supply chain);
  • Counterfeiting of drugs and medicines.

To this respect, the research areas to counter these menaces can be classified as:

  • Detection and identification of the threat of chemical attack, terrorist attack with nuclearsubstances and explosives;
  • Epidemics and management of health emergencies;
  • Quick response for security (nuclear, bacteria, viruses and explosives);
  • Interception and tampering of containers/vehicles/persons etc. to prevent the CBRNE attack

Technologies related to CBRNE include:

  • Detection and identification of the terrorist threat:
  • Sensors for detection of NBC substances;
  • Sensors for trace explosives and / or IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) detection insensitive sites, stations and vehicles;
  • Stand-off monitoring systems;
  • Systems for detecting of weapons and primers (detonators);
  • Early warning sensors and sensor systems with embedded analysis capabilities;
  • Epidemic and management of health emergencies;
  • Structures as shelter to be quickly and easily deployable;
  • PPE-personnel protective equipment (equipment for Fire staff);
  • Quick response for Security;
  • Sensors able to support forensic operators in the field;
  • Planning (prevention and preparedness) against large scale contamination;
  • Bio-detection and identification:
  • Plans for the prevention and spread of epidemics;
  • Mobile laboratories;
  • Mobile health centers.

TA6 partners: CBRNE