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Article | Defence ＆ security
Safety and defense
France’s defense industry must overcome fierce international competition to win additional market share. And the industry’s ability to compete will depend on how well it can leverage very advanced technologies while controlling production costs.
Today’s weapons must be able to perceive and analyze their environments, be interoperable, offer stealth capabilities, and provide their own energy supply.
CEA Tech offers market-ready technologies ranging from sensors of all types to energy harvesting, storage, and management systems. CEA Tech is also a source of robotized communicating systems and, finally, can provide key support on cybersecurity and cyberdefense, which now play a major role in national defense systems.
A curved sensor that limits the number of lenses required in optical equipment was recently developed. The new sensor reduces the volume of camera modules by half, creating opportunities for the manufacturers of cameras, smartphones, and other optical systems.
A new fingerprint analysis technology based on piezoelectric nanowires was developed in research conducted under the EU PiezoMAT project. The advance will pave the way for the development of sensors with resolutions in excess of 500 dpi.
Aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation used Frama-C, a software suite developed by CEA Tech institute List, to develop a method to detect software security vulnerabilities in real time. The method was implemented on critical security components used in an experimental ground support application for the company’s Falcon jets.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, will provide access to its Mentor Veloce emulator to European chip manufacturers, who will benefit from direct access to the latest technology and be able to test their designs at the early stages, shortening time to market.
List recently reached a new milestone in cybersecurity, proving that its Frama-C formal verification software can be used to make sure that encryption software code is secure. The advance was part of research conducted under FormalLab, a joint List-Thales R&D initiative.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.