"Multiple Application UV Camera for highly reliabl.. (UV-MULTICAM)
"Multiple Application UV Camera for highly reliable, cost effective, long range and early detection and accurate localisation of fire"
Start date: Dec 1, 2013,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
"The UV-MULTICAM (Multiple Application UV Camera) for highly reliable, cost effective early detection and accurate localisation of fire project will enable considerable reduction in the damage caused by forest fires and industrial fires. With an excellent consortium including experts in the field of VUV sensors, opto-electronics, integration and industrialisation, we will demonstrate our advanced fire detection system UV-MULTICAM.The results of the FORFIRE R4SME project have delivered significant technical achievement, in establishing the basis for very fast response fire detectors using Ultra-Violet emissions from the seat of the fire. The project achieved successful basic prototype detection device operating in the true solar blind spectral region i.e. <230 nm to minimise false alarms from solar radiation. We believe that the FORFIRE results form the basis of a new generation of advanced fire detection and alarm systems that would greatly improve response times to the outbreak of fire not only outdoors but also indoors in industrial and domestic settings. This will enable us to achieve our goals of improving safety of individuals, reducing environmental damage caused by fires and reducing the enormous costs of fire damage across Europe.Our technology was developed during the FP7 R4SME Project FORFIRE (Grant agreement no FP7-231481) and has shown strong commercial potential. With project costs of €1.1 million including both EC contribution and partner costs, we see an overall return on investment (ROI) of about x 32 within 3 years of project completion.The UV-MULTICAM consortium includes two participants from the original R4SME project, including the SME participants Heron Technologies and Irish Precision Optics."
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