NO2 sensor design with KNMI

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We have had the pleasure to be visited by KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) representatives this week for a workshop on developing their novel NO2 sensor. We had a very productive workshop on practical design, measurement principles, project planning and also touching on eventual business ventures.

NO2 (Nitrogen dioxide) has a strong negative health effect. Due to a degradation time measured in minutes or hours and the low background levels, NO2 is a clear indicator of nearby pollution. The gas is almost exclusively produced from combustion, making the sources easy to pinpoint. This makes sampling NO2 suitable to make detailed maps of urban pollution.

With a resolution around 1 ppb and response time 1 second, the KNMI NO2 sensor has a unique level of performance considering the weight and price. Once fully developed, this will enable mobile measurements of this important gas.

Summer holiday

We will be on holiday between Monday July 11th and Friday July 29th.

You are welcome to continue contacting us at info@sparvembedded.com, but we can’t give you our usual, fast response time.

Have a nice summer!

Announcing “Sparv Sensors”

For some time, we have been working with atmospheric researchers to add instrumentation to quadcopters and radio-controlled airplanes. These are also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS).

This is organized in the ISARRA community.

Now we announce a system specifically for this purpose, Sparv Sensors. It removes the need for researchers to also be engineers when setting up UAVs to measure temperature, humidity, gases, etc.