Pyxalis and its partners, including the University of Grenoble-Alpes, combine their strength for the ImSPOC-UV (Imaging Spectrometer On Chip for ultra-violet) project. This program aims at developing a spectral imaging instrument about the size of matchboxes, highly wavelength resolved to allow analysis in multiple domains. The ImSPOC-UV project is in line with our values, with a focus on the issue of climate and air quality monitoring by offering an alternative to complex, heavy and very expensive instruments. This new technology will enable the monitoring of the atmospheric pollution from space -with smaller satellites and a high revisit rate- but also more locally thanks to smaller stations installed in cities or even via measurement campaigns by drone or other aircraft.
The project brings together regional know-how in terms of imaging and electronics and therefore benefits from ERDF funding from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the European Union.