|Amtech's expertise in systems integration has been used
in a number of major development projects, two of which are outlined
in the following.
The airborne oil Spill-on-water Remote Sensing System (SRSS) is designed to locate and map oil spills on the surface of water under a broad range of operating scenarios. The suite of equipment, including infrared, ultraviolet and visible spectrum cameras, allows the operator to differentiate between thick and thin oil on the surface of water. This combination of sensors offers
multi-spectral coverage which, in turn, permits higher probability of detection, better discrimination and effective operation over a wide range of weather and lighting conditions. The portability and simplicity of operation of the SRSS means that it can be rapidly deployed for immediate use in an oil spill emergency. The system is particularly well-suited as part of the equipment suite of emergency response organizations.
The SRSS was originally developed under contract to the research division of a major oil company. Amtech
is licensed to build and market the SRSS worldwide and we are doing so in conjunction with partner AR3, Inc. of
Orchard Park (Buffalo), New York. Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) of Southampton, UK, is the most recent company to use the SRSS.
The system has been installed in the OSRL Hercules aircraft. Amtech and AR3, Inc. travelled to Southampton to oversee installation and to provide training for OSRL personnel.
The system has recently been re-designed to an "all-digital" configuration
with extensive enhancements in data storage and analysis capabilities.
As well, Amtech has developed fixed harbor installation concepts that permit
adaptation of this technology to the role of harbor oil-spill detection.
|Amtech and a number of project partners have developed a
concept for an automated diagnosis and treatment system for diseases of the eye. The Automated Laser Eye Treatment (ALET) system will automate an existing medical device, called the Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope, by providing accurate, real-time tracking of a particular spot or area on the patient's retina.
These tracking algorithms are designed to take into account the motion of
the eye, including involuntary saccadic movement.
The ALET system concept was developed in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (Montreal), Laser Diagnostic Technologies (San Diego),
and a number of other project partners and contributors (Diverse
Engineering, Teleman Ventures, and others).
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