CEN-CLC/WS ‘Open protocol for CBRN sensor connectivity’ draft CWA open for public consultation

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) is designing and implementing 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 draft CWA 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 draft CWA is now available for public consultation. Any interested party is invited to submit comments on the draft CWA by the 25th of May to the WS secretary, Ms Ana Maria Blanca Sanchez (amariblanca@une.org), by using the commenting form:


Related info is available here.


Catherine VIGNERON



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