At the recent Milipol 2015 trade fair in Paris (17-20 November 2015), Tecknisolar presented a “thermal absorber fabric” which may become a hit among military forces and special units. This product is the result of over two years of research and has been completed two months ago.
Created with vegetal resin, this fabric covers the heat emitted by bodies and engines. It allows the users to avoid being detected by infrared devices (thermal cameras and sights).
According to Pascal Barguirdjian, this fabric can be used to create military clothing for soldiers, Special Forces, tents, vehicles covers and others.
Mastering the vegetal resins technology also allowed Tecknisolar to develop a fabric protecting its users from bacteriological contaminations; which could become vital to the medical staff operating in areas infected by virulent epidemic.
Created in 1992 and appointed by the French Ministry of Research, TECKNISOLAR SENI and its research laboratory, work in 5 different fields: Road security, marine environment, military field, automobile, medical fields.
Tecknisolar is specialized in the signal treatment, renewable energies, vegetal resins, intelligent textiles, and developed numerous innovations, such as: Radio jamming. low energy consumption, long range transmitter/receiver, detection radars Infrared detection, underground seismic cables for intrusion detection, thermal camera, camera with numerical recorder, etc.
Tecknisolar created a solar energy autonomous, ready to carry, marine infiltration detection radar detecting small inflatable 5 meters long boats a few kilometers away.
In border protection, Tecknisolar created different types of electronic sensors, under or on the ground, allowing the detection of any infiltration, whether human or vehicle on any isolated path (border like). These seismic and/or radar and/or laser systems have a range of detection up to 5 km and are sending information, by radio wave, to a surveillance unit allowing to localize the infiltration, especially at night. In order to make these systems more efficient, some of them are invisible to the human eye.
In the security field, and specifically the problem of copper cables theft, different underground systems, including the “seismic cable” which allow a live intrusion detection, as well as having a confirmation photo sent by radio wave.
Tecknisolar developed different types of discreet cameras, including a camera autonomously recording during 5 days, a camera that sends images by radio wave, as well as a miniature thermal camera.
In the renewable energy field, Tecknisolar developed a solar backpack, solar jacket, high capacity solar rug, solar air drone, and solar marine surface drone.
The solar backpack produces 5 liters of drinkable water per hour from soiled or salted water. This system has been displayed to the French Ministry of Defense during SOFINS – A trade fair specialized in the equipment for the Special Forces.
Tecknisolar also developed solar modules upgraded with silicon crystals loaded with Fresnel balls enhancing the light diffraction in order to boost the efficiency. Therefore we were able to produce high efficiency solar poles to charge batteries.
At the end of 2014, Tecknisolar displayed a multi-task autonomous solar marine drone.
In the vegetal resins field, Tecknisolar developed a frequencies absorber and a thermal absorber.
Furthermore, Tecknisolar designed stealth non-magnetic knives for the Special Forces, which cannot be detected by airport security gates. It also developed a carbon based textile to be used for bulletproof vests. (Photo: Ouest France)