The Nano Optical Sensor technology behind the success at VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions now being developed for military and defence applications across the world.

Following the successful verification and validation of the poisonous compound sensor from VN ADS ( ChemSense Ltd, an associated company is now investigating and developing Military and Defence specific sensing solutions for use in the field of battle.

The key benefits of the Nano Optical Sensor Technology are:

  1. It is robust, can withstand vibration in aircraft, helicopters and rough-terrain vehicles
  2. It is small, portable, and light
  3. The current-draw/battery requirements are less than for a mobile phone
  4. The ability to detect Volatile & Semi Volatile Organic Compounds, known organophosphates, e.g. ingredients used in nerve-agents
  5. The ability to detect viruses and bacteria
  6. The ability to sense in real-time
  7. No training required to use.

The technology that very recently delivered the World’s first organophosphate detector, developed by associated company VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions Ltd  will now be developed in this application to specifically detect nerve-agents. Work is also being done to to detect viruses in patients, see Nano Optical Virus Sensor Solutions at –

NOTE: The technology was originally created for the detection of the Bacteria Legionella, but has since been developed to be sensitive enough to detect far smaller molecules, such as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs & Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds, SVOCs. Highly toxic compounds such as Tributyl Phosphate are already detected using the sensor.

The company will develop a portable, easy-to-use, real-time sensor which doesn’t require training to operate, for use in the following military applications:

  1. As a Common Payload Application on Drones
  2. Lightweight, hand-held for troops
  3. On military vehicles
  4. Wide area battlefield air quality monitoring.

The company is actively looking for JV partners in the above applications and is open to discussions that will accelerate the commercialisation of the applications across the military context.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, email or phone 0207 993 5307 in the first instance.