Des balises pour sécuriser les espaces aériens / Beacons to secure airspace

Technostrobe’s objective was to develop new lighting solutions to reduce the hazards that broadcasting towers, wireless communications and wind farms can represent for air navigation.

Optech, which offers optical simulation, assembly and prototype characterization services using photometric measurements, is able to carry out a variety of detailed optical software simulations with the help of an Innovation Reinforcement (IR) grant, which has enabled new products to be produced more quickly. Technostrobe and Optech won an award for one of ADRIQ’s best collaborations in 2013.

Thanks to an Innovation Reinforcement (IR) grant obtained in 2012, Optech is developing its expertise in imaging and illumination optics for the performing arts, digital media and science.

“Clearly, the participation of the Optech CCTT has been a way for Technostrobe to significantly accelerate our product development. This collaboration allows us to structure, prototype and test our ideas and concepts locally with great flexibility and availability from the Optech team.”

– Francis Lacombe, VP Sales and Marketing, Technostrobe

Optech has collaborated on several occasions with Technostrobe, which currently offers a range of innovative, efficient and reliable light beacons that emit substantially collimated light beams in white, red and hybrid modes, and meet a variety of stringent North American and European photometric standards.

With its expertise in imaging and illumination, Optech implies new optical components with higher performance, lower weight and lower cost. These components require fewer materials and optical surfaces to meet and exceed the performance of conventional spherical optics. They can be integrated into a variety of optical systems, which are used in diverse applications such as imaging and projection systems.

This new expertise enables us to support SMEs such as Technostrobe, which is keen to pursue the development of increasingly high-performance beacons for securing airspace. These beacons are placed on various structures used in broadcasting and wireless communication, as well as on wind turbines. What’s more, these beacons meet the very strict photometric standards required by Transport Canada, in addition to being subjected to the rigors of the climate over a very long period.