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Tools for early and Effective Reconnaissance in cbRne Incidents providing First responders Faster Information and enabling better management of the Control zone

Project description

Improving the effectiveness of first responders in radiological, nuclear, explosive incidents

The effectiveness of first responders during the initial hours of a radiological, nuclear, explosive incident is crucial. The EU-funded TERRIFFIC project aims to enhance the European response by reducing response time, minimising health and safety risks for the response team. This will be achieved through the implementation of a larger number of automated processes and enhanced mobile detection capabilities. The project will develop a comprehensive system consisting of various modular technology components, such as new detectors, algorithms, drones, robots, dispersion models, information management software and decision support systems. TERRIFFIC will also measure progress towards specific performance goals. It will use advanced mixed reality technology to provide first responders with readily available and continuously updated information.

Objective

The TERRIFFIC project will deliver a step change in the effectiveness of first responders during the first hours of a Radiological, Nuclear, explosive (RNe) incident. It will lead to reduced response time, less health and safety risks for the response team, and less human intervention in the operation due to higher number of automated processes and extended mobile detection capabilities. TERRIFFIC will enrich the European response to RNe events by a set of modular technology components in a comprehensive system, incl. new detectors, algorithms, drones, robots, dispersion models, information management software and decision support systems. The project will provide detailed information on the applicability of some developments within a chemical and biological (C/B) context.
Dedicated Key Performance Indicators will measure the progress towards targeted performance goals, such as significant acceleration of the time to start terrain interventions due more accurate and near-to-real-time estimation of the control and exclusion zones. Advanced mixed reality technology will be leveraged to provide first responders with ad-hoc available and continuously updated information during operations.
TERRIFFIC is SME-led and practitioner-driven. Leading edge technologies will be provided by the R&D partners, whereas key innovative components will be developed by SMEs already involved in military or first responder markets taking on the commercialisation of the TERRIFFIC System and its components. The practitioners will be strongly involved throughout the development process, components assessment and technology trialling.
The project will leverage results from previous successful FP7 projects, closely cooperate with ENCIRCLE on the CBRN Cluster and market aspects, and with eNOTICE on training and technology testing and assessment. Special attention will be given to standardisation to optimise the integration with future and already applied solutions.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEC-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SEC-2016-2017-2

Coordinator

ARKTIS RADIATION DETECTORS AG
Net EU contribution
€ 569 750,00
Address
RAFFELSTRASSE 11
8045 Zurich
Switzerland

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 569 750,00

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