Evaluation of high sensitivity flat-panel gaseous detectors of flames, sparks and smoke

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Abbrescia M., De Cataldo G., Di Mauro A., Martinengo P., Pastore C., Peskov V., ...More

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol.15, no.12, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1748-0221/15/12/t12001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, Index Islamicus, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Photon detectors for UV, visible and IR photons (gas) (gas-photocathodes, solidphotocathodes), Gaseous detectors, Micropattern gaseous detectors (MSGC, GEM, THGEM, RETHGEM, MHSP, MICROPIC, MICROMEGAS, InGrid, etc), SOLID PHOTOCATHODES, CSI, LIQUID, PHOTOYIELD
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The early detection of dangerous events, such as large-scale fires, is critical to prevent the subsequent loss in term of human lives and damage to infrastructure. Here we report about the latest evaluation of the performance of solar blind flat-panel sensors developed by us, for the detection of flames, sparks and smoke. These developments will make it possible to build detectors almost 1000 times more sensitive than the best commercial flame sensor presently available on the market, with 100 times better time resolution, and with ultraviolet imaging capability for flame visualization.