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European System for Improved Radiological Hazard Detection and Identification

Project description

Improving European resilience against radiological threats and attacks

To better defend itself against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) attacks and threats, Europe needs a specialised, efficient and sustainable CBRNE protection scheme. The EU-funded EU-RADION project therefore aims to offer an innovative solution for some of the shortcomings that exist in CBRNE protection. To this end, it will create an operational radiological threat detection and identification system consisting of several technological components. The components will include radiological threat dispersion modelling and analysis tools, test sensor platforms, including a swarm of mini unmanned ground vehicles, a tactical command tool, a network controller and a sensor integration unit. The project will play a role in improving European resilience against CBRNE attacks and threats.


The EU-RADION project will provide an innovative solution to deal with selected shortcomings in CBRNe protection indicated in the ENCIRCLE Catalogue. The project will provide an operational radiological threat detection and identification system comprising several technological components. The components encompass radiological threat dispersion modelling and analysis tools, test sensor platforms including swarm of mini UGVs, tactical command tool, network controller and sensor integration unit.
The sensor integration unit (SIU) will be a novel detector, which includes several radiological threat sensing devices supported by hydrogen sensor and positioning module. The SIU will be adaptable to several platforms (including stationary, handheld and UGV mounted units) and capable of operating in both indoors and outdoors environments. Furthermore, the system will feature a computational tool allowing for estimating the dispersion of RN material and its potential source. Moreover, the Tactical Command tool (TC) will be the highest layer of the system responsible for providing a user interface to the system and integrating data acquired from measurement and computational components. This component will cooperate directly with the network controller (NC) in order acquire data from radiological sensors. EU-RADION also assumes the implementation of UGV swarm concept for radiological threat detection and evaluation of its performance in CBRNe domain.
EU-RADION will be based on system-of-systems approach. All of the developed components will be designed as fully operational and independent modules. This will enhance the system interoperability and facilitate potential integration with other existing systems. The final system will be demonstrated in realistic environment (training tunnel).

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Net EU contribution
€ 744 375,00
61-612 Poznan

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

Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 744 375,00

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