The importance of early warning of the presence of hazardous gases is of paramount importance for the safety of First Responders (FRs) and their operations. The gas sensor (Alpes Lasers & TUW) to be demonstrated within the INGENIOUS project needs to warn users in a simple and efficient manner. The sensor tested is truly portable and lightweight (less than 0.5 kg) and easy to use as its interface includes only a power button and an LED indicator. The system transmits the measured values of the two targeted gasses to the INGENIOUS platform enabling the users to be notified where exposure to hazardous conditions.
Laboratory Integration and Testing #2 and #11 (LIT#2 and LIT#11) have been conducted remotely in November 2020 and May 2021, respectively, at Alpes Lasers (Switzerland) and Technische Universität Wien, TUW (Austria) premises with the purpose to show the progress made regarding the development of a fully fiber coupled gas sensor based on the concept of interferometric cavity-assisted photothermal spectroscopy (ICAPS). The mid-IR quantum cascade laser (QCL) developed by Alpes Lasers is an important component of the gas sensor to be developed by TUW.