Goodrich has been awarded a contract from the US Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab to develop and fabricate a shortwave infrared sensor for the Spectre-Finder initiative.
Polychromix is collaborating with Nasa to provide its Digital Transform near-infrared spectrometers for determining water content on the surface of the Moon's South Pole.
Seabird behavioural scientist Dr Petra Quillfeldt has used a portable mass spectrometer from Avantes to determine the maturity of birds on New Island in the Falklands.
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