Detection Products

Pavement icing is a significant safety hazard on many highways and bridges. Road crews apply salt and sand to improve traction but many accidents occur in spite of these actions. Road safety would be significantly improved by deploying wide-area icing sensors that could survey large roadway sections. These sensors could be linked to traffic monitoring centers which could then warn motorists of unsafe conditions as well as dispatch salt and sand trucks to alleviate the problem.

In addition, these sensors have a variety of other applications, such as monitoring aircraft runways and taxiways, and sidewalk icing conditions.

  • IceSIght 2020E

    IceSight 2020E

    IceSight-2020E is an electro-optical sensor used to detect hazardous road conditions such as ice, snow, and water. The spectral differences of the road conditions are used to determine the surface state. The spectral data is analyzed in real-time and a road condition is reported.
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  • Mobile IceSight

    Mobile IceSight

    Mobile IceSight is a vehicle mount sensor that provides real-time surface condition and atmospheric information. It uses infrared technology to detect hazardous surface conditions without embedding any sensors in the pavement. The compact and rugged design can withstand the harsh environments of winter maintenance vehicles making it ideal for fleet management.
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  • IceSight MPU

    IceSight MPU

    MPU is a compact Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) solution for the road weather monitoring community. When connected to a Mobile IceSight, the MPU serves as a gateway for collecting and viewing real-time, location based road condition and atmospheric data. The MPU uses its integrated Wi-Fi, cell modem and GPS technology for a low cost and easy to implement data portal.
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  • Surface Sentinel

    Surface Sentinel

    Surface Sentinel is a compact and rugged sensor that provides surface temperature, air temperature, relative humidity and dew point from a fixed tower or pole. The Surface Sentinel was designed for the demands of road management professionals. Standard open-architecture data output is available via SDI-12 to provide a common interface to industry standard datalogger and telemetry options.
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  • IceCap


    IceCapTM is an in-pavement road condition sensor designed specifically for ITS applications. The sensor allows the monitoring of the pavement status as well as pavement temperature. This sensor detects traction hazards including ice, snow, or water in real-time. It is an economical solution for many applications such as roadways, pedestrian walkways and runways.
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  • Icing Onset Sensor

    Icing Onset Sensor

    The Icing Onset Sensor is a flush mount sensor for aviation applications that detects initial onset of icing and indicates when critical ice levels are reached. It uses capacitance based technology to continuously monitor for icing. The sensor consists of a copper electrode pattern embedded in a polyimide laminate which is attached to the airfoil surface. Sensor dimensions are tailored to custom applications in accordance with the leading edge curvature, angles of attack, and icing prone region.
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  • Airborne Infrared Measurement System

    Airborne Icing Measurement System

    AIMS is a compact optical based sensor that measures particle size, density and phase of clouds. Low power infrared lasers illuminate the interior of the cloud and the resulting backscattered signal is analyzed in real-time. The cloud property data is saved to an on-board data logger and can be transmitted to a ground station via RF link. The compact and rugged design makes it ideal for small aircraft, UAVs or weather balloons. In addition to enhanced weather forecasting, this sensor has potential to provide in-flight icing hazard and volcanic ash warning.
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