Multispectral view through smoke

Practical trials in difficult conditions

Observations in a smoky environment remain difficult and are often short-lived because the room is filled with thick smoke. In collaboration with a laboratory working on fire simulations, R&D Vision has developed a system for "seeing" through the smoke and soot produced by a fire

The optical head of the system consists of an optomechanical device, a high sensitivity UV camera, a visible high resolution camera and a SWIR camera. The components are integrated into a compact housing designed by R&D Visionand can work at outdoor temperatures of up to 150°C. Depending on the properties of the smoke and soot, observations are possible in certain spectral ranges and so the potential period of observation is prolonged. 

Next step for this project: adding a TeraHertz camera to improve the detail of the observations and increase the possible imaging time…