CEN-CENELEC Workshop announcement - Open protocol for CBRN sensor connectivity

Today, there exists an extensive number of detection systems, developed all over the world. Each system can be specific for the detection of one or several agents and may be part of a larger system that integrates the information from all individual systems, processes the data and manages the visualization, notification and operation. However, there are sometimes interoperability constraints, and some of the would-be technically optimal subsystems are incompatible with the overall system.

The EU funded project NEST (iNteropErable multidomain CBRN SysTem) will design and implement a novel and unique standoff system with the capability to detect multiple threats amongst which are CBRN threats or pandemic viruses.  NEST will help in the early detection of CBRN threats in real time, and also provide complementary information — such as location of threats, temperature, humidity, time, operators involved, etc. — useful for auditing or investigation purposes.


The planned Workshop defines requirements for an open global system, that accepts any kind of detection subsystems. It will include sensor connection, data transmission, data management and compatibility requirements.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2023 (online meeting).


All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan to the Workshop Secretary, Ms Ana MARIBLANCA SÁNCHEZ – UNE (amariblanca@une.org) by 03 May 2023. You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below.


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