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NEW TECHNOLOGIES | DEFENCE ＆ SECURITY | FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH | NEW INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES | INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DESIGN | ELECTRONICS
Biometric sensors for personal identification undergo a huge evolution since a few years. The expansion of this market will need low costs and convenient and easy-to-integrate technologies, both aspects answered by the European collaboration PYCSEL. The objective is to develop a flexible fingerprint sensor on plastic, building on the expertise from the CEA, the coordinator of PYCSEL, on this sensor technology in collaboration with 7 European key-partners.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES | COMMUNICATIONS | EMBEDDED SYSTEMS | INTERNET OF THINGS
Our Internet era is witnessing a deep transformation concerning social and human behavior towards new technologies, including the Internet of things (IoT). The benefits are numerous, for the individuals, organizations and industries, but threats and dangers are too. The European project Vessedia is developing a whole new engineering toolbox for connected applications’ safety and security verification supporting the Common Criteria certification process in Europe.
HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | DISEASES | IMPACTS ON LIVING (ORGANISMS) | DEFENCE ＆ SECURITY | CBRN-E THREATS | SECURITY AND NON-PROLIFERATION | BIODETECTION
Considering the lack of robustness in European preparedness for biotoxin incidents, potentially occurring from bioterrorism action, the European Union entrusted the new European project EuroBioTox to develop and validate improved analytical tools, reagents and standard operating procedures based on realistic incident scenarios. The project, which started up in June 2017 for five years, benefits from the CEA expertise in immunoanalysis and mass spectrometry.
DEFENCE ＆ SECURITY | SECURITY AND NON-PROLIFERATION | NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Efficient non-intrusive inspection (NII) of containerised freight is critical for customs, as freight containers are potential means of smuggling, illegal immigration or even trafficking nuclear material and chemical warfare agents. A single NII technology cannot cope with all of these different threats. The C-BORD project’s objective is to address them all and enable customs to deploy comprehensive cost-effective solutions for the NII of containers in order to protect EU sea and land borders.
ENVIRONMENT | CLIMATE | EARTHQUAKES ＆ TSUNAMIS | MONITORING NUCLEAR TESTS | SECURITY AND NON-PROLIFERATION | EARTH SCIENCES
The ARISE 2 project uses the infrasound technology, that was first designed and used for nuclear test monitoring, to provide crucial information to characterize the atmospheric waves of natural origin and predict their impact on meteorology.
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.