The security market and owners of urban soft targets and critical infrastructure, require high definition surveillance systems
to monitor safety and security. Our innovative solution meets these needs by providing a value for money, light sensitive
sensor that produces high definition images of non-illuminated areas at night and in low light conditions.
Current technology suffers from poor light conversion and sensitivity therefore, to see at night and in low light conditions, the
scene needs to be illuminated. Our proposal is to improve sensitivity by using sensors with organic compounds that are
sensitive to background sky radiation (1.5 micron). We will also develop Application Specific Integrated Circuits to process
the sensor output. The novelty in our innovation is the integration of new technologies and the processing of data produced
by a 1.5 micron organic sensor. This will deliver high resolution images at night and in low light conditions.
Our solution will reduce the energy required to illuminate urban soft targets and critical infrastructure. Added benefits include
a reduction in light pollution and that surveillance can be carried out in areas which have lighting restrictions. The
development of a proven, production ready system is the ultimate aim of the project. In Phase 1 we will carry out a feasibility
study to verify the technological, practical and economic viability of our proposal. Our feasibility study will consider the results
of relevant European and International research.
We plan to further develop our prototype and carry out a small-scale demonstration of our innovative solution. The results of
Phase1 will inform the direction of our future development activity in Phase 2. Our plan for full commercialisation of the
project will be to market the product initially in Europe and extending this globally. The Phase1 report will form the basis of
the proposal for further development activity and identify any issues to be addressed in Phase2.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
- /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
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