Periodic Reporting for period 1 - UCTIL (Urban Chemical Threat Location and Identification)
Período documentado: 2019-02-01 hasta 2019-07-31
1) Technical feasibility study: open literature search and validation of technical concept against DARPA's SIGMA+ programme (US initiative to create a comprehensive sensor network to monitor urban air for chemical threats). The result of this study is a set of simplified calculations that support the idea of technical feasibility of the concept and its potential performance against the objectives set out in SIGMA+ solisitation documents. The outcome of this study is that UCTIL concept deemed technically feasible and has the potential to exceed the objectives set in the US initiative within 3 years of further development.
2) Economical feasibility study and end-user relevance. Open search have been conducted to estimate costs of development of the product and commercialization viability after performance of the system is validated. Karsa have conducted several interviews with Police institutions and national security laboratories to develop the product concept further. Another outcome of this work is that UCTIL consortium for the submitted RIA proposal includes 7 LEA's from different EU countries (as well as Israel), who have endorsed the UCTIL concept and are committed to validate the relevance of this approach to security of the society.
3) IPR search and novelty of the idea. During the project Karsa together with an external patent attorney have conducted a freedom to operate study, which has confirmed that the idea is novel and doesn't seem to have limitations in terms of patentability. As a result of this work Karsa have submitted patent application protecting the main features of UCTIL.
4) Plan for further development. With help of this project and results from 1,2 and 3, Karsa have developed a detailed plan for further development and exploitation which had become the basis for for a project proposal UCTIL for the call H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020. Karsa have managed to prepare said proposal and gather a consortium of 17 organisations, including security laboratory, research institutes, universities, SMEs and LEAs.