Defence, safety and security
Safety cannot be taken for granted. That is why we use our knowledge and technology to create innovations for people who are committed to our peace and security. Whether it concerns defense, police, justice and security, business or others. We are the allies of military and security professionals.
Physical and digital security
Safety is about experience and reality. Physical and digital. The threat is changing and is no longer tied to national borders. That is why it is important that we provide our partners with better guidance and preparation than anywhere else in the world.
And from equipment that is always the most modern. Our field of activity moves between land, sea and air. Between cyber and space. We are pushing boundaries worldwide. With science and innovation on the front line. That is why we focus on four areas:
- Operations and human factors
- Information and sensor systems
- National safety
- Protection, munitions and weapons
- Acoustics and sonar
- Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protection
- Electronic defence
- Energetic materials
- Explosions, ballistics and protection
- Human behaviour and organisational innovation
- Human machine teaming
- Human performance
- Intelligent autonomous systems
- Intelligent imaging
- Military operations
- Modelling, simulation and gaming
- Networked organisations
- Radar technology
- Weapon systems
Alexander van EijkFunctie:Professor Atmosphere Dynamics Coastal Zone
In a military context, situational awareness, i.e., an understanding of how well you can see and how well you can be seen, is crucial. Turbulence degrades image quality and absorption by aerosols reduces contrast, which reduces the maximum distance at which you can see.
Anita CremersFunctie:Researcher Human-Computer Interaction
Bart SanderFunctie:Team leader in the Guarding, Security & Counter-terrorism team
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Low frequency active sonar
TNO has over 30 years of practical experience with low frequency active sonar for anti-submarine protection. Find out what we do for the Dutch Ministry of Defence using LFAS.
Cyber and Electronic Warfare
The digital resilience of the Netherlands is essential. At TNO, we work with our partners on innovative solutions in the field of digital security.
In mission and weapon-platform development, lighter is always better. TNO has been working on the trade-off between weight and protection level for many years.
What injuries can be expected due to a bullet impact on a helmet? How does a bullet, explosion or grenade (IED) affect the human body? What protection level is provided by bullet proof vests and how can this be improved? Can feasible requirements for personal protection be specified given a specific threat range?
Infrastructure protection and survivability
Infrastructures, such as buildings, protective structures, industrial complexes, tunnels, harbours and pipelines, are a vital part of modern society, all of which are extremely vulnerable to the effects of an explosion.