In July 2018, the workshop titled: "Application of Neural Network Processing Methods for Physical Protection Equipment" was held by representatives of Dubna State University and DEDAL, one of the leading Rosatom enterprises specialized in the development and manufacture of equipment for integrated physical protection systems.
Last year, the enterprise established a specialized department named "Integrated Safety and Security of the Informatization Objects" in Dubna State University in the framework of agreement on scientific, technical and educational collaboration between DEDAL and the university. More details on the new department were published in the Winter 2017/2018 issue of Russian Nuclear Security Update. This year, the Bachelor and Master Degree programs titled "The Design and Technology of Physical Protection Systems" begin admissions at the department.
The results of joint projects of DEDAL and Dubna State University in the field of biosensors and biomonitoring for security systems were discussed at the workshop. One of these projects, "DendroiD", was selected for exhibition at the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2018".
Also during the workshop, participants discussed the application of neural network processing methods for the design of new security equipment and got acquainted with the universal vibration detection device "Karteche". The device was designed by DEDAL with the use of neural network methods of processing alarm signal information.
In August 2018, a similar workshop was held by DEDAL for representatives of the Combined Arms Academy of the Russian Armed Forces and 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the main body responsible for maintenance and security of Russian nuclear weapons. New equipment designed with the use of the neural network processing methods was demonstrated. The development of non-lethal action equipment was discussed with military officials as well. Autonomous power supply systems based on alternative energy sources for physical protection and detection and counteraction of unmanned aerial vehicles were chosen as topics for the future workshops.
Also in August 2018, within the framework of International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2018", DEDAL presented its latest developments for enhancing the anti-terrorist security of facilities, including against military-trained marine animals and underwater drones. The most interesting developments are "Yenisey", "Kedr-SMV", "DikobrAZ", and "Spectrum".
"Yenisey" is a device designed by DEDAL to detect, deter and prevent the penetration of energy facilities, naval bases, hydraulic structures, ports, and shipyards by underwater and above-water violators, mini-subs, autonomous underwater vehicles, and military-trained marine animals. The device is able to detect the underwater threat and conduct a non-lethal sonar attack. "Kedr-SMV" is another system designed to detect divers and small underwater equipment by sonar is the intrusion detection system.
The non-lethal electroshock device "DikobrAZ" is an electrified obstacle designed for strengthening the mobile detection system "Sapsan", a security system also designed by DEDAL.
"Spectrum" is a radiations monitor with built-in metal detection function designed to prevent illegal transport of nuclear materials, radioactive substances and weapons. The monitor was developed in cooperation with another Rosatom company, All-Russian Research Institute of Automatics.
Sources: 1. "Seminar on intellectualization of the physical protection system was held in DEDAL"
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2. "DEDAL held seminar on anti-terrorism security"
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3. "Rosatom presented the device against military-trained marine animals"
, August 21, 2018