February 28, 2014
The new 320x256 detector has its spectral response band located around 3.30 μm to meet requirements from customers developing systems for detection and direct imaging of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), such as methane gas emission monitoring in petrochemical industry and from pipelines.
The new detector is based on a similar detector assembly design as IRnova’s current Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP) for Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which makes it straight forward to integrate into IR-cameras by manufactures already using the latter.
“IRnova has earlier successfully launched a sensor to detect the greenhouse gas SF6. This new VOC detector is line with IRnovas strategy to offer new IR-products to address environmental and health applications,” says Ulrika Nordén Lidberg, CEO at IRnova.
IRnova can tailor the spectral response of the QWIP Long Wave detector as well as the T2SL Mid Wave detector to meet requirements for detection and imaging of various gases. These detectors can be used in in handheld, stationary and airborne camera systems.
Deliveries of the new detector will start in July 2014, with a following ramp-up in production.
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