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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.
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.
The MIRPHAB pilot line is a one-stop-shop for mid-infrared detection technologies. It is available to companies that would like to integrate state-of-the-art chemical sensors into their products.
The Epicool project is investigating the use of optics to cool epileptogenic areas in the brains of epilepsy patients resistant to other treatments. A prototype implantable device is currently being developed and will be miniaturized before animal testing begins.
The world’s smallest gamma camera was developed to enable Orano to map hot cells at its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague, France.
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.