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.
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.