Development of new chemical sensors and optical technologies for fast and sensitive detection of improvised explosives.
NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division, SPS Programme Emerging Security Challenges Division Science for Peace and Security Programme 2018
Universidad de Burgos
- Technion (Israel)
165.000 € €
36 months (01/09/2018 -01/09/2021)
Over the past decade, the use of improvised explosive devices has increased, highlighting a growing need for a method to quickly and reliably detect explosive devices in both military and civilian environments before the explosive can cause damage. Conventional techniques have been successful in explosive detection, however they typically suffer from enormous costs in capital equipment and maintenance, costs in energy consumption, sampling, operational related expenses, and lack of continuous and real-time monitoring. The goal was thus to produce portable sensors that continuously monitor the environment, detect the presence of explosive compounds and alert the user.