Novel measurement and sensing technologies for thermal radiation of unwanted fires

  • Hostikka, Simo (Principal investigator)
  • Naji Nassajfar, Mohammad (Project Member)
  • Bordbar, Hadi (Project Member)
  • Isojärvi, Teemu (Project Member)

Project Details


THERAD research aims at creating a new fire detection paradigm and measurement technology by combining gradient heat flux sensors with novel spectrally selective coatings into robust, low-weight and low-cost thermal radiation sensors. First we will design the coating systems by computational techniques. We will investigate the suitability of two manufacturing techniques for manufacturing the micro- and nanoparticle inclusions in thin coating layers to implement infrared bandpass filters. Coated sensors will be optimized and calibrated for the use in flame detection and measurement problems, and validated using experimental and computational methods.
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2021

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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