MoSaiC is a 36-months research project focused on real-time monitoring of CBRN events paired with innovative sampling capabilities to enhance dynamic mapping of threats, vulnerabilities, and response capacities, while addressing CBRN forensics priorities. The initiative will provide additional features to existing CBRN DIM (detection, identification, monitoring) platforms by working on the integration of a set of sensing capabilities which include research on innovative and low-cost CB monitoring technologies installed on UAV and UGV systems. The project will leverage technological solutions already researched in the context of European projects, brought to a further level of innovation.
The project is endorsed by five EU Member States MoDs (Italy, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Estonia) thanks to the cooperation of their industrial players as well as public/private academic and research institutions. Over its 36 months of implementation, MoSaiC will provide tangible research outcomes with the complete design of an integrated, disruptive CBRN DIM technology able to provide real-time monitoring of CB threats and enhanced real-time C2 solutions for EU military forces while also addressing civilian actors’ needs.
MoSaiC entails research on innovative sampling technologies based primarily on the concept of “smart swabs”, thus enabling fast and non-destructive in situ analysis samples that can later be analyzed in a laboratory following standard forensics procedures. The proposed solution will be complemented by near real-time 3D mapping and processing of areas affected by CBRN contamination (indoor and outdoor).
In this context, military and civilian incident commanders on the field will exploit real-time visualization of threats, and real-time communication between Command and Control (C2) systems and drones, robots and sensors for CB monitoring and sampling missions.