Project name: Modular Aerial Platform for Intelligent Atmosphere Monitoring

Acronym: MAPIAM

Project director: Marius DUMITRU

Coordinator: National Institute for Lasers, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (INFLPR)

Financing Authority: Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)

Project summary:

The project entitled “Modular Aerial Platform for Intelligent Atmosphere Monitoring” acronym MAPIAM, has as main objective the demonstration of a aerial mobile platform which aims the detection of the combustible gases. This platform offers a synergistic combination between aerial robots and combustible gas sensors based on nanostructures of metal oxide semiconductors. Combining the advantages of nanotechnology and those offered by robotic aerial platforms, MAPIAM architecture allows the usage of the platform for applications as surveillance and control, necessary in such activities as: detection of leaks of fuel along transport pipelines; detection of accidental or deliberate release by industrial agents and households; control of pollutants in road transport, marine or rail activities etc.
The two teams, project coordinator and partner, will work in parallel to develop the two main component systems of the MAPIAM (gas sensors based on nanostructures of SnO2 and air robots). In the final phase, the combustible gas sensors developed and tested in laboratory, will be attached to air robots. The resulting assembly will be tested in laboratory specific conditions to adjust the parameters of the component parts so that the platform to function as a whole, demonstrating the feasibility of MAPIAM.