Advanced remote sensing for a better look at the air we breathe
Lasers are increasingly used in remote sensing devices. Analysing the reflection of light of different wavelengths as it bounces off objects can provide information about obstacles in the light’s path. Light detection and ranging, or LIDAR, is one of the most common remote sensing methods, using light in the form of a pulsed or modulated laser to detect features. With EU support, the QuaLIDAD project is harnessing high-tech quantum cascade lasers on the path to an improved and compact LIDAR system working in the mid IR. The new technology will enable analysis of the chemicals and particles in the air, supporting better management of pollution and greenhouse gases.
Fields of science
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesenvironmental sciencespollution
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensorsoptical sensors
- natural sciencesphysical sciencesopticslaser physics
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringremote sensing
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Funding SchemeCSA-LSP - Coordination and support action Lump sum
The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.
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