Capabilities of division

The activities of the Division of CBRN protection are aimed at all spheres of CBRN protection; however, the core area is chemistry:

  • proposing monitoring, more precisely research systems and (mobile) laboratory analytical systems in the field of CBRN protection, i.e. designing, selection of detection sensors (mainly chemical, dosimetric and radiometric, meteorological etc.) and system integration,
  • research and development of the special chemical extensions of military equipment aimed at reconnaissance and monitoring, field analytical laboratories and sampling systems,
  • research and development of detectors to detect CWAs and highly toxic chemical substances (cholinesterase inhibitors, halogen alkyl sulphides, toxic industrial chemicals etc.)
  • designing, selecting detection sensors, the research and development of the systems of protection against chemical and nuclear (radiological) weapons, more precisely the substances of military (and other) technology and stationary objects,
  • designing, the research of assembly groups, the research and development of decontamination systems, methods and mixtures,
  • designing, the research of assembly groups and the development of the personal and collective means of CBRN protection,
  • testing the detection characteristic of chemical detectors (including stand-off) when using real biological and chemical agents and possibly even their calibration,
  • analysing CWAs and highly toxic compounds of organic origin (qualified sampling even in non-standard hazardous conditions, routine analyses),
  • the low capacity synthesis of CWAs and highly toxic chemical substances of interest, cleaning chemical substances, preparing the analytical standards and micro-synthesis of chemical substances for the subsequent measurement of analytical characteristic on GS, MS and FTIR,
  • analysing the gamma radiation of natural radioactive samples of environment, qualified sampling and processing samples from all real types of matrices,
  • evaluating the systems of CBRN protection against WMD,
  • evaluating the objects of military technology, buildings and special equipment from the point of view of protection against radiation using stochastic method of modelling the transport of radiation through complex material environment,
  • testing and evaluating the decontamination (for instance the suitability of surface processing of technology and material considering resilience against decontamination agents),
  • special experiments using CWAs and highly toxic chemical substances (for instance determining their persistence characteristic),
  • testing in the field of CBRN protection (the material resistance against the penetration of CWAs, the sorption capacity of anti-chemical filters and the penetration of aerosols through filtration materials),
  • the training of chemical specialists and specialists from the units of the first response when using real CWAs.

The Division of CBRN protection attributes high importance to the cooperation with academic sphere, or more precisely research institutions and intends to maintain and develop it on the basis of expert contacts and the training of students.