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Programmable multi-wavelength Mid-IR source for gas sensing

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644192

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 588 262

  • EU contribution

    € 3 588 262

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

Objective

Cost effective multi-wavelength light sources are key enablers for wide-scale penetration of gas sensors at Mid-IR wavelength range. Utilizing a novel Mid-IR Si-based photonic integrated circuit filter and wide-band Mid-IR SLEDs, we aim at demonstrating an innovative light source that covers 2.7…3.5 µm wavelength range with a resolution < 1nm. The spectral bands are switchable and tuneable and they can be modulated. The source allows for the fabrication of an affordable multi-band gas sensor with good selectivity and sensitivity. The unit price can be lowered in high-volumes by utilizing tailored molded IR lens technology and automated packaging and assembling technologies. In safety and security applications, the Mid-IR wavelength range covered by the source allows for the detection of several harmful gas components with a single sensor. The project is filling a gap: affordable sources are not available. The market impact is expected to be disruptive, since the devices currently in the market are either complicated, expensive and heavy instruments, or the applied measurement principles are inadequate in terms of stability and selectivity. At the foreseen price level, the proposed approach is extremely competitive against conventional gas sensors. The source will be validated in several key applications including building ventilation, high voltage asset monitoring, emission monitoring, gas leakage monitoring as well as process control and safety. The consortium is composed of one large European company, three SMEs, and three world-class research organisations from three European countries representing the complete value chain from devices and components to gas sensor manufacturers. The position of these organizations in their respective markets guarantees that the project results will be widely exploited providing the companies with a technological advantage over their worldwide competitors thus creating new high-tech jobs and technology leadership in Europe.

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Address

Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 156 290,75

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Address

Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 Vtt Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Research Organisations

Participants (7)

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 713 750

VAISALA OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 148 966,25

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII MATERIALOW ELEKTRONICZNYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 645 051,25

AIROPTIC SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 558 812,50

VIGO SYSTEM S.A.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 255 000

GASSECURE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 110 391,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644192

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 588 262

  • EU contribution

    € 3 588 262

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

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