PALAISEAU, France--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES, a CNIM Group subsidiary, and ONERA, the French aerospace lab, have signed a three-year research and innovation partnership agreement to create CUBIX, a joint laboratory (spectral imager-based payload) dedicated to the development of a new generation of multispectral remote gas detector cameras.
“As well as direct applications in the oil and gas sector, the solutions developed by CUBIX, based on the expertise of Bertin Technologies and ONERA’s multispectral imaging skills, which are unique in Europe, could generate new opportunities for the design of innovative systems for the defense industry.”
The laboratory, financially supported by Bertin, will develop a new generation of infrared multispectral image sensors at the forefront of innovation. The CUBIX laboratory team will have three years to design and develop operational solutions with a low false-alarm rate, more compact and faster than existing solutions. It will therefore be suitable for use on board vehicles and, in the longer term, on aircraft such as drones or helicopters, enabling remote risk assessment for reliable detection even at very low concentrations. These solutions will be fitted to the next remote gas-sensing devices delivered by Bertin to the energy (oil, gas and mines), environmental, defense and security industries.
Bruno Sainjon, CEO of ONERA: “As well as direct applications in the oil and gas sector, the solutions developed by CUBIX, based on the expertise of Bertin Technologies and ONERA’s multispectral imaging skills, which are unique in Europe, could generate new opportunities for the design of innovative systems for the defense industry.”
Stéphane Sénac, Director of Research and Technology, Systems and Instrumentation Business Unit, Bertin Technologies: “Combining our expertise in the field of gas detection based on our industry-leading Second Sight® solution, and ONERA’s multispectral imaging instrumentation expertise, developed over more than a decade, this partnership is fully in line with our R&D strategy. By forming strategic partnerships with leading research centers recognized in France and internationally for applied research and industrial transfer, we are well placed to increase our capacity for innovation and to speed up the time-to-market of our jointly developed products.”