Partnering opportunity

Estonian company offers cameras for monitoring vacuum chambers from the inside

Summary

An Estonian SME is offering a camera for thermal vacuum chambers. It's main purpose is to monitor experiments inside vacuum chambers. Right now the only way to check experiments is to have a fixed angle camera or a porthole in chambers, which in many occasions is not enough. It is possible to add multiple cameras in different angles for inspecting experiments. Company is open for commercial agreements with technical assistance with end-users and joint ventures with vacuum chamber manufacturers.

Partner sought

The type of partner sought: - businesses in the field of vacuum chamber production/testing services - R&D institutions/universities specialised in vacuum chamber testing The tasks to be performed by the partner sought: the Estonian company is looking for business partners for commercial agreements with technical assistance: e.g. with manufacturers and retailers of vacuum chambers. The company is open for joint ventures to use the camera system within their product lines. Additionally, manufacturing of the product can be discussed. Additionally, the company is looking for contacts within academy and research organizations who carry out vacuum chamber testing as their line of work or research as potential end-users of the product.

Description

The Estonian company has developed a portable camera that is meant for (thermal) vacuum chambers. It is based on a cubesat camera technology that is already proven in space by the same company. The company has past experience in producing and selling equipment for using in space (e.g. cubesat components). They are looking for cooperation with companies that resell vacuum chambers as well academic contacts that already have their chambers in place and need additional equipment for monitoring experiments. Partners considered: - businesses in the field of vacuum chamber production/testing service for commercial agreements with technical assistance and joint ventures to use the camera system within different product lines. Additionally, manufacturing of the product can be discussed. - R&D institutions/universities specialised in vacuum chamber testing as potential end-users Technical specifications of the camera system: • Fully immersible, meant for usage inside of the vacuum chamber • Ultra-high vacuum (UHV) ready • Working distance: 100 mm to inf. • Interfaces: USB 2.0 HS (UVC & USB CDC) • Operational temperature range: -40 … 80 °C (extended temperature range on request) • Camera control software • The system is based on the flight-proven space camera • Dimensions: 34 x 64 x 90 mm • Illumination unit • Heat dissipating mechanical connector AVAILABLE SENSORS & DATA RATES • 5MP @ 15 fps (off the shelf) - Colored or monochrome (visual spectrum) - Controllable resolution and data rate • 12 MP available soon • Custom sensors on request LENSES • Fixed-focus lens • Multiple FoV options, from 20 … 135 degrees • Other options available on request

Advantages and innovations

The above mentioned product's advantages are: * Cameras are combinable with each other and already existing systems * Multiple cameras can be used at the same time * It can be added into any vacuum chamber * It can be placed in any angle and replace any time needed * It gives more flexibility for viewing ongoing experiments * Does not require any modifications to the vacuum chamber

Development stage

Available for demonstration

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Secret Know-how,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted


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