ExoMars technology adapted to Gas Leak Detection

The research group in charge of Martian dust and gas detection instrument joins SENSIA’s GaSeS project. Infrared Lab of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (LIR-UC3M) is responsible of Dust Sensor instrument, foreseen to be on board of the ExoMars 2020 surface platform.

The partnership signifies leading-edge space technology transfer to Optical Gas Imaging systems for industrial application.

Space-use technology is subject to strong restrictions of mass, volume and energy consumption, in addition to extreme environmental operating requirements. SENSIA and LIR-UC3M will team to transfer the knowledge behind Dust Sensor’s infrared microsensors to gas leak detection infrared imaging systems. Goal: to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from industrial processes.

SENSIA will market an advance, affordable, simple and effective Optical Gas Imaging for leak detection that will become a standard tool for technicians and engineers in the field.

Investment in R&D programs at the frontier of scientific knowledge (as ExoMars’20 space project), results on technological innovations in earthly systems. Dust Sensor technology application to SENSIA’s infrared imaging systems is a paradigmatic example of this technological transfer.