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Infrared sensors — a specialty of the Military University of Technology and VIGO System

Pol­ish infrared detec­tors do not require cryo­genic cool­ing, in con­trast to the tech­nolo­gies devel­oped in the world today. These solu­tions are eco­nom­i­cal and easy to use. This is the rea­son why the tech­nol­o­gy flew into space mount­ed on the Curios­i­ty Mars Rover. It is used in high-speed rail­ways, in non-inva­sive blood tests, in the con­trol of indus­tri­al con­t­a­m­i­na­tion, fuel qual­i­ty, air and water puri­ty.

The world leader in the pro­duc­tion of uncooled, pho­ton infrared detec­tors is the VIGO Sys­tem com­pa­ny, which lab­o­ra­to­ries joint­ly with the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy. In their niche, these detec­tors have no com­pe­ti­tion — they are the most sen­si­tive and oper­ate the fastest.

Infrared detec­tors are sen­sors that detect “ther­mal traces” of the small­est par­ti­cles. Minia­ture pho­ton detec­tors are the size of one pix­el. Such a high res­o­lu­tion allows to detect tem­per­a­ture nuances between healthy and can­cer cells. Microsen­sors also help to test the con­cen­tra­tion of glu­cose in the blood or mark­ers of dis­ease in the exhaled air.

The cre­ation of the com­pa­ny VIGO Sys­tem was the best way to mar­ket activ­i­ties and com­mer­cial­ize research of the infrared sen­sors.

Karoli­na Duszczyk
trans­la­tion: Anna Pęzioł
pho­to: VIGO