Nanotechnology influences miniaturization in defense and security applications. Such a capability may possibly result in more effective surveillance, smaller weapons, and more efficient signaling. Soldiers equipped with nanotechnology-enabled sensors and devices can be more versatile and adapt to surroundings quickly, and get medical attention faster when required.
The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing.
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Keywords: Defense, nanotechnology, security, information security, quantum dots, explosives, rapid detection