The C–SHIELD project is dedicated to the development of an innovative system for chemical hazard detection. The solution is based on two different detection technologies, namely IonMobility Spectroscopy (IMS) and Flame Photometric Detection (FPD). The two commercially available sensors are combined via a hardware unit called a Sensor Node, which is a point detector and can easily be carried by one–person and operated on the move. During the first 6 months of the project, the team of engineers has prepared two dedicated translators, one for each sensor. The translators are responsible for acquiring sensor data, unification of the data into one format, data pre–processing and analysis.
During the project lifecycle, all core requirements have been met and the final version of the C–SHIELD system consists of:
• dedicated translators for each sensor,
• the Sensor Node which is the heart of the system and serves as internal data processing unit,
• the data fusion component enabling the system to classify and identify data from different sensors