Icohup experts are engaged in a number of scientific research projects a wide range of stakeholders. Our goal? To develop groundbreaking new methods and move professional practice forward.
Innovation and progress are vital to what we do at Icohup.
Partners: French National Center for Space Studies (CNES), French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), French National Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)
The main scientific objective of this light balloon project is to characterize relativistic electron acceleration processes in thunderclouds and the associated X-ray braking radiation that underpin events known as gamma ray glows. The research will also explore terrestrial gamma ray flashes. Several balloons capable of measuring gamma radiation and electrical fields will be launched simultaneously to investigate the context and characteristics that lead to the production of GRG and TGF events. The payload includes two scientific instruments, including a gamma spectrometer with unique features developed by Icohup. CNES, which is financing the project, is responsible for the test launches and actual measurement campaigns.
*Observation du Rayonnement Energétique dans les Orages.
Partners: ILM, Lyon 1 University, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), University of Milan, Nano Active Film SRL, Lyon Ingénierie Projets, Prague Technical University, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
This EU Horizon 2020 project will develop a radically new method for detecting radioactive gases. The idea is to considerably expand the interaction between gases and matter for effective scintillation-based detection through two channels: highly porous scintillating aerogels and metal organic frames. The goal is to develop a fast, efficient, isotropic scintillator capable of delivering a homogeneous 3D response and high sensitivity for metrology applications. The technology developed will position Europe as a leader in strategic radioactive contaminant detection technology.
EU H2020 project.
Partners: French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Icohup partnered with major French research organization CEA to develop an indoor location system for measurement data. This new technology will position Icohup to bring its customers:
- Real-time geolocated monitoring to enable industrial site safety managers to respond more rapidly and effectively if anomalies are detected.
- Indoor risk mapping to support corrective measures and improve worker protection after an incident.
*Géolocalisation et Radioprotection Indoor par la Vidéo avec traitement Externe.
Icohup partners with leaders in their fields to bring you radiation protection solutions that meet your needs.