Pioneering study of rapid detection systems in CBRN protection.
The Sensoft project focuses on the development of systems for detecting chemical threat agents in the air (for example, sarin gas, HCN), in internal environments of critical infrastructures. The project consists of the pioneering and comprehensive study of rapid detection systems in the area of CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) protection based on strong cooperation and knowledge sharing between academia, specialized research centres and industry. In this context, a network of ultrasensitive microsensors for gas detection and a pre-concentration / gas sampling network comprising advanced molecular traps and SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman scattering) substrates are being studied and developed. The sensor network will be self-powered using harvesting energy methodologies. The project aims to establish an international and intersectoral network, composed of leading European academic institutions, academic RTD centres and SMEs, working on a joint research program.
1. Develop rapid field screening systems capable of monitoring the presence of gaseous species in the air in closed environments, to carrying out an identification of the chemical risk (HCN, Sarin and BTEX as selected molecules);
2. Generate a real-time rapid alert alarm on the spot, to improve the perception of the situation (a few minutes after the attack);
3. Knowledge transfer between the scientific community and SME partners, to bring scientific knowledge to industry and the market.
Project Number: 823895
Type of Action: MSCA-RISE
Project Duration: January 2019 to December 2022
Eligible Cost: 860 200,00€
European Union Funding: 745 200,00 €
Intervention Region: Europe