September 14, 2020

The FLAIR team performed a week-long measurement campaign over the waters of the Kategatt, the strait linking the Nord Sea with the Baltic Sea. In collaboration with Explicit, a Danish company specialized in airborne pollutant detection, and Charlie9, a Helicopter comp...

July 20, 2020

DTU built long wavelength mid-infrared supercontinuum source that is intended for operation in an airborne gas spectroscopy system for pollution monitoring as a part of the EU project FLying ultrA-broadband single-shot InfraRed Sensor (FLAIR). The 3MHz SC laser emit 86...

July 1, 2020

On June 24th 2020 FLAIR Consortium successfully performed first flying test in Beromünster, Switzerland.

Collaborative research journey started in 2016 led to its first testing flight to validate FLAIR system functionality.

For the initial flight was used Zeppelin platfo...

January 23, 2020

Radboud University is currently developing a compact, fast scanning, transportable Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) which is compatible with high repetition rate mid-infrared supercontinuum sources. This FTS system will be used in combination with the novel mid-inf...

December 10, 2019

The FLAIR sensor system consists of an innovative 2D spectrometer system embedded on an airborne platform. Please, see the picture. 

The general working principle is the following: a broad spectrum generated by a specifically designed supercontinuum laser (emi...

November 14, 2019

The Consortium has decided to rely on new airborne platforms: a zeppelin for initial tests and comparison to a ground based sensor installed on a tower (at tower test in Switzerland) and a manned helicopter for final verification and measurements (see Figure).

The...

February 25, 2019

Senseair has built and trimmed a long path length Multipass cell with a light distance of almost 18 meters. This equipment has been shipped to the researchers at CSEM in Neuchatel, Switzerland for verification and test.

The next step in the development of optics is to r...

January 25, 2019

CSEM in Switzerland is currently designing and implementing an alternative detector prototype. The initial spectrometer with the VIPA is showing adequate resolution to resolve the fine structure of N2O gas spectral footprint. However, it appeared that the detection lim...

January 10, 2019

Radboud University has recently finished the characterization and performance verification of the new NIT camera for spectroscopy applications. “ We developed a lab-based spectroscopy system based on a supercontinuum light source from NKT, a multipass absorption cell,...

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