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Eurostars Approves Volcanic Ash System

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | June 8, 2015
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[Avionics Today 06-08-2015] 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).  
ClearVision. Photo: 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.

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 (EU). 

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