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Development of new optical absorption filters for application in Night Vision Imaging Systems

Project description

A European solution for filters compatible with night vision imaging systems

The broader use of the equipment of night vision imaging systems (NVIS) intensifies the need for an abundant stock of low-cost NVIS-compatible filters. The EU-funded FANVIS project is focussing on a cost-effective NVIS-compatible Green-A type absorptive filter that outperforms the technical features of current solutions. This filter is suitable for aircrafts, vehicles, ships, simulators and, to a lesser extent, other civil equipment, such as personal equipment, radios and laptops. FANVIS aims at creating a competitive solution that will be internationally patented and will enable the independence from external suppliers, reinforcing the European industry.

Objective

Technology and design improvements in Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) have led to important price reductions in these equipment, so their use is growing in the civil segments, such as commercial aviation, law enforcement agencies, guard coasts, emergency medical services, forestry services, wildlife observers, etc.
All illuminated panels within the cockpit in land/sea/air vehicles must integrate NVIS-compatible filters to enable the use of Night Vision Goggles (NVG). Filters’ suppliers are currently scarce and impose their unilateral selling conditions to manufacturers, integrators, adaptors and retrofitters of NVIS equipment. These suppliers come from outside EU market (mainly USA and Japan), so European industry is completely dependent on them as any change in trade regulations would have a negative impact, leading to stock disruption and costs increases.
GRABISUR is a European leader in the design and manufacture of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) systems in aviation, naval and land vehicle industries. The FANVIS project is the result of an R&D project, which has developed a cost-effective NVIS-compatible Green-A type absorptive filter (TRL6 prototype) that outperforms the technical features of current solutions. The FANVIS filters will be internationally patented and will allow the non-dependence on external suppliers, strengthening European industry.
Our filters are suitable for aircrafts, vehicles, ships, simulators and, to a lesser extent, other civil equipment (personal equipment, radios, laptops, etc.). Our main target customers are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), platform manufacturers and organizations performing NVIS upgrading/repairing. Just considering the civil helicopters’ segment, we have estimated a yearly Total Addressable Market of €7.7M. This project aims at analysing the technical, economic and commercial feasibility of this new product that, according to our preliminary data, presents a ROI of 1.9.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

SUMINISTROS FRESADOS Y GRABADOS SL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
CALLE WILBUR Y ORVILLE WRIGHT 25 - PARQUE TECNOLOG AEROSPACIAL DE ANDALUCIA AEROPOLIS
41309 LA RINCONADA
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sur Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00