The RISEN partners met on May 9-11, 2023, at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw to test innovative technologies developed in RISEN project.
The tests were organised in the frame of the project RISEN - Real-tIme on-site forenSic tracE qualification carried out under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. The project is carried out by a consortium of 20 partners from 12 countries led by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).
The tests carried out at the Military University of Technology (WAT) mainly verified the possibility of practical use of the scene imaging devices available on the market, including 3D scanning. In addition, a system for detecting trace amounts of chemical compounds on contaminated surfaces and a bioaerosol detector were tested.
The mock terrorist attack scene with use of explosives was prepared by the partners from the Institute of Optoelectronics and the Faculty of New Technologies and Chemistry of the Military University of Technology. According to the scenario, the safety of operations in the place where the bomb attack took place was verified using a remotely controlled UGV. Then, the event scene was imaged with a laser scanner, and 360-degree cameras and photographic documentation were prepared. Scientists from the WAT checked the operation of the bioaerosol detector, which warns people working on the scene in real-time about potential biological threats. Representative of the MasaTech company from Slovakia conducted tests of an ion mobility spectrometer used as a tool for detecting trace amounts of various explosives. The results of remotely conducted tests were sent in real-time to the operator of the data exchange platform developed by Particle from Portugal. The platform's task was to integrate and visualise data from various tools created in the project. Operational and data integration tests of all devices developed in the RISEN project were successful.
The tests were also attended by representatives of the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements - Łukasiewicz Network (PIAP), the Forensic Laboratory of the Polish Military Police, and companies CYBID and Magic Leap. PIAP representatives presented the possibility of using a mobile robot for special applications developed at the PIAP and used by the Polish Armed Forces to assess the scene of the event regarding CBRNE threats. Representatives of the Military Police presented equipment for imaging the event scene, which they use in their daily work. The CYBID company presented the possibilities of software and systems supporting the documentation and analysis of road, criminal and fire incidents. Elements of augmented reality were also tested - specialised glasses and software from Magic Leap, which can be used in training services and the army.
Further joint tests of the systems being developed under the project are scheduled in the coming months in the Netherlands and Germany.