NACE Code
C26

ENEA Technology

ATMOSPHERIC LIDAR


Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

5

Innovations and Benefits

Possible remote, real-time mapping of natural and/or polluting gas substances, performed on vast areas to detect localized emission sources.
Early warning in case of industrial accident or natural catastrophe that can be associated with gas emissions (volcanoes).

Use

Remote laser measurement of natural, polluting and explosive atmospheric components (gases, particles, vapours, etc.). Monitoring of industrial facilities and active volcanoes. Meteorological studies.
Security-specific applications for air traffic, both flying and taking off/landing, in the presence of particulate matter (volcanic eruptions, Sahara sands) and fog.

Applications and ongoing Activities

Applications for measuring pollution associated with traffic and industrial emissions and, more recently, applications for monitoring volcanoes in collaboration with INGV. Further collaborations have been  established with the Province of Brindisi, ILVA (Taranto) and companies like CSEM (CH), LDI Innovation (EW) and ONERA (F).

Contact person

Antonio Palucci (antonio.palucci <at> enea.it)