Sensors and Integrated Electronic and Photonic Systems for people and Infrastructures Security
The Complex Project “Sensors and Integrated Electronic and Photonic Systems for people and Infrastructures Security” – SENSIS will develop new sensors, new integrated electronic and photonic systems for detection of explosives used in terrorist attacks or accidentally released in military bases or industrial sites.
SENSIS is contains four distinct projects, called “components”, which are converging to the Project goals by detection of explosive substances and increasing the security of people and infrastructures:
Design and development of a portable microsystem, based on TF BAR sensors arrays, for multiple detection of explosives used in terrorist attacks;
SiC-based hydrocarbons sensors for measuring the hydrogen and hydrocarbons in hostile industrial environments;
Infrared sensors for dangerous gases detection, such as explosive gases (methane) or pollutants (carbon dioxide / monoxide);
The project will deliver the sensors and integrated systems, along with the energy micro-harvester, as physical objects and technologies, functional and laboratory- and real environment tested, scientific papers and patents.
SENSIS is financed by UEFISCDI (www.uefiscdi.gov.ro), within the Complex Projects in RDI Consortia (PCCDI) Programme, “Information and communication technology, space and security” domain.
SENSIS will run over a period of 34 months, between March 2018 and December 2020.
SENSIS is developed within a consortium made of six research organisations (two national R&D facilities, two universities, one Institute of the Romanian Academy and one research centre of the Romanian Armed Forces):
National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (coordinator) (IMT)www.imt.ro
Politehnica University Bucharest (UPB)www.upb.ro
“Ilie Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy (ICF)www.icf.ro
National Institute for Laser, Plasma & Radiation Physics (INFLPR)www.inflpr.ro
Pitesti University (UPIT)www.upit.ro
Centre of Scientific Research for Defence, CBRN and Ecology of the National Defence Ministry (CCSACBRNE)www.nbce.ro
On October 12th, 2018, SENSIS co-organised the workshop “Microsystems for Energy Harvesting and Environment Monitoring” within the CAS 2018 Conference, in Sinaia http://www.imt.ro/cas/programme.php
A training session was organised on November 23rd and 26th at IMT’s premises. Dr. Mircea Modreanu (Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland) presented “Materials for sensors and energy harvesters – Deposition and characterisation techniques”. 16 persons from within the project team (from 3 institutions) attended the training.
Improved Ti/Pt/Au – N-Type Si Contacts by Post-metallization Annealing in Nitrogen Atmosphere, Razvan Pascu, Mihai Danila, Pericle Varasteanu, Mihaela Kusko, Gheorghe Pristavu, Gheorghe Brezeanu, Florin Draghici, 2018 International Semiconductor Conference;
Using polyoxides as an alternative technological approach to obtain a high quality MOS oxide on SiC, Razvan Pascu, Cosmin Romanitan, Mihaela Kusko, Pericle Varasteanu, Gheorghe Pristavu, Florin Draghici, Gheorghe Brezeanu, uropean Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM 2018);
Microstructural and electrical investigations of the interface layer between SiO2/SiC: polyoxides vs. thermally grown oxide on SiC, Razvan Pascu, Cosmin Romanitan, Pericle Varasteanu, Gheorghe Brezeanu, Gheorghe Pristavu, Valentin Craciun, EMRS 2018 Fall Meeting;
Roxana Tomescu, Mihai Kusko, Cristian Kusko, Dana Cristea; Plasmonic metasurfaces modeled for improved IR absorption; 5th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM 2018);
Tomescu, M. Kusko, D. Cristea, C. Kusko, C. Parvulescu, M. Popescu, L. Mihai, B. Calin; Infrared radiation source with controlled emissivity; Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference – ANNIC 2018; 22-24 October 2018, Berlin-Germany;
Mihai, B. Calin, A. Stancalie, D. Sporea, R. Tomescu, M. Kusko, D. Cristea; Characterization of Mid-IR Systems for Gas Sensing; Advanced Research Workshop – “Terahertz (THz), Mid Infrared (MIR) and Near Infrared (NIR) Technologies for Protection of Critical Infrastructures against Explosives and CBRN”; 5-9 November 2018, Chateau Liblice, Czech Republic;
B. Călin, L. Mihai, R. Tomescu, M. Kusko, D. Cristea, C. Kusko , C. Pârvulescu; Metasurface design and optimization for indoor gas sensing; THE 6th INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM “PHYSICS OF MATERIALS” (PM 6), Bucharest-Romania, November 2018
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Dr. Carmen Moldovan
126A Erou Iancu Nicolae, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov