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Elbit Systems and Nicarnica develop volcanic ash solution

Elbit Systems and Nicarnica were recently approved by the Eurostars program for funding for their cooperation on volcanic ash detection technology using Elbit’s ClearVision Enhanced Vision System (EVS) with Nicarnica’s Volcanic Imaging Detector. The funding of the project is supported by Eurostars, the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and the Israeli Chief Scientist (OCS).


June 8, 2015
By Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems and Nicarnica’s goal in this project is to incorporate new and advanced technologies for enhanced operational efficiency, reduction of maintenance costs and avoidance of delays in the flight schedules of commercial airlines caused by adverse ambient flight conditions. Based on the two companies’ well-established knowledge and proven technologies in the fields of Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) and Volcanic Imaging Detectors, the know-how developed during the project is intended to provide the partners with a strong position to expand the product line.

The Eurostars program provides funding for transnational innovative research for projects that have partners from two or more Eurostars countries. Only the most commercially promising innovative applications are selected to this prestigious program. The program is publicly financed with a total budget of 1.14 billion euro and is currently supported by 34 EUREKA countries and the European Union.

The collaboration between Nicarnica and ESL and the technical solution of fusion between the ClearVision EVS and the volcanic ash detection capability met and exceeded Eurostars application standards.