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CEA Tech can deliver targeted expertise to help keep people and property safe. CEA Tech’s institutes are developing innovative molecule-detection technologies that can help prevent the trafficking of illegal substances, for example. When combined with CEA Tech’s energy harvesting technologies and know-how in miniature antennas, these solutions could help detect large-scale pollution and monitor sensitive infrastructures.
CEA Tech’s security research also addresses ways to keep people safe in hazardous situations. Solutions include virtual and augmented reality, which, when combined with robotics, can enable a completely new approach to industrial maintenance and make learning dangerous tasks safer.
ExpressIF™, the artificial reasoning platform developed by CEA-List, a CEA Tech institute, has been augmented with a spatial data processing module to assist in decision making. The technology is currently being used to manage wildfires, but it also offers potential in other emergency management situations.
In the fight against nuclear terrorism, not all weapons are created equal. To help level the playing field, researchers recently developed a portable detector that is sensitive to both gamma and neutron radiation. Now a single device can be used to detect both types of radiological sources, even in crowds!
NuVISION, commercialized by NUVIA, is the world’s first four-in-one gamma camera. It was recently approved by the 2024 Paris Olympics security committee.
List, a CEA Tech institute, partnered with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) to develop an algorithm to automatically identify toxic chemicals and explosives in real time. The research was part of a French government CBRN-E counterterrorism program.
Primosens is a miniaturized and portable gas chromatography system developed under a French government CBRN-E counterterrorism program. It can detect the presence of a given gas in a mixture right at the testing site. The advance also offers potential for use in fields other than counterterrorism.
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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.