Security Electronics & Software Systems Division is involved in the development of technology for Physical Protection Gadgets for Perimeter Protection, Secure Wireless Communication, Machine Intelligence based Robotic & Automation solutions for Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Computer Vision based Intelligent Systems for security applications and indigenous Scanning Electron Microscope.
An important mandate of the division is in the planning, design, procurement, deployment and long-term maintenance of Wireless Communication Systems and Physical Protection Systems for security needs of BARC. The division also provides support to other agencies in DAE for planning and coordination regarding perimeter protection.
A mobile disinfection robot has been designed & developed for carrying out sanitization of public spaces. Two modes of sanitization have been provided: UVC based and liquid sanitizer based. The robot is tele-controlled by the user using a tablet based GUI & video streams relayed by onboard cameras. Three levels of UV lights & spray nozzles have been provided for sanitization up to heights of 1.8 meter.
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is a scientific instrument that uses a finely focused beam of electrons to provide information about topography, elemental contrast and characterization of a specimen. Over the past few decades, it has proved to be an indispensable tool for research and education in material science, chemistry, biological sciences, life sciences, forensics and nanotechnology. SEMs are currently imported at costs unaffordable for most educational institutions in India. SESSD, BARC has developed an indigenous SEM. The indigenously developed SEM comprises mostly of in-house designed and developed subsystems and a few commercial off-the-shelf components. With growing impetus for indigenous development of technology under the flagship of the Make in India initiative by the Indian Government, development of SEM is expected to contribute significantly towards technological advancement in the country.
Multimodal biometrics uses combination of two or more biometric modes in a single system. SESSD has recently developed a Hand based Multibiometric Fusion System (HMFS), carrying out recognition based on combination of Finger Crease, Palm Print and Hand Geometry. Multi-biometric fusion could be effected in sensor, feature, score or decision level. HMFS in present version performs fusion in decision level.
An automated image analysis system has been developed by SESSD for automatic counting of the neutron tracks using image processing techniques. The image analysis system employs a 5M pixel B&W camera connected to a desktop through USB interface. A panel LED light is employed underneath the CR‐39 detector to directly illuminate it in transmission imaging mode for better accuracy. The captured image is processed and analyzed using Blob Analysis Counting software package which was developed in‐house. The net track count is converted to an equivalent dose employing a suitable calibration factor. Complete statistics of each detector including diameter of each track, counted/rejected tracks, roundness factor, overall track density are stored in the system for detailed analysis by the user.