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Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik


Detection of radioactive substances and their high energy radiation as well as the identification of nu-clides in questions is a major topic in civil security since the effects of excess radiation is known (e.g. Fukishima). Besides the possible natural and man-made hazards in recent and as well in very actual incidents, the EU and their members also have identified other potential threats. In consequence the increased vulnerability of the population has to be mitigated by sophisticated means of early, fast and reliable detection of radioactive sources and in turn prompt, appropriate and effective counteractions.

Project duration: 01.05.2012 - 31.10.2015

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Germany and France have decided to address the protection of their citizens against these hazards and the protection of critical infrastructures in an additional cooperative research program.
ANCHORS addresses the specific problems and options in the field of nuclear radiation detection. The consortium envisions an architecture of coope-rative systems to enable a flexible, sustainable and highly efficient deployment in different scenarios.

The main scientific aims of ANCHORS are:

  • Context-Aware Cooperation of Heterogeneous Unmanned Systems
  • Efficient and Lightweight Embedded Systems for Security Operations
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Communication and Remote Sensor Network