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Spectroscopic solutions for an evolving industrial landscape

Our range of spectrometers and laser-based instrumentation vary from miniature spectrometers through to the world’s highest throughput Raman spectrometer and bespoke LIDAR solutions.


Our range of instruments provide scientists and engineers with a new generation of spectroscopic and laser-based tools across many industries:


  • Biotechnologies
  • Nuclear
  • High Value Manufacturing
  • Medical research
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Process Control
  • Security


ISI’s spectrometer range includes a low-cost miniature spectrometer that matches many of the market leaders at a fraction of the price.

Our high throughput models offer unique advantages in terms of light gathering potential and flexibility.,

Ideal for Raman observations


Our bespoke LIDARs have been used across several industries for multiple applications, including monitoring industrial processes in harsh environments, defect detection and locating leaks.


Combined with our high resolution spectrometer, we are able to provide a complete range of spectral solutions.

This includes a newly developed cost effective integrating sphere.


We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best solution to their problem, which may include off the shelf or bespoke systems, whichever best suits our customer's needs.


IS-Instruments was established in 2010 by Dr. Michael Foster and Dr. Jonathan Storey to specialise in the development of compact remote sensing instrumentation targeting industrial applications.


Both directors have 10 years experience working with LIDAR and 3D vision systems for space-borne applications and are internationally respected in the community. This included the development of an imaging LIDAR for landing on the Martian surface. Through ISI the directors are commercialising the technologies and expertise they developed in this industry to ground based applications.


We design and develop instrumentation for major commercial corporations based on our core technologies that will sell multiple units to a wide-range of users. These core technologies come from our space science back-ground and we work closely with European Space Agency, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL), ABSL Space Products and the UK Space Agency. The directors are world-leading experts in certain types of Optical filtering and are considered experts in Laser-based instrumentation, Photon Counting Techniques and High-precision interferometry.


ISI was engaged in a successful project with National Grid/GL Noble Denton/IMA to adapt technologies developed by the directors for ESA Earthcare mission for application to “External Contamination Detection and Measurement at Entry Points” in gas pipelines. ISI is also working with

commercial customers:


  • to indentify and measure corrosion in high-temperature facilities
  • to develop a dust detection LIDAR for use in the detection of onsite chemical leaks
  • to develop a new sensor by fusing data from Stereo-cameras and Lidar
  • We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best solution to their problem, which may include off the shelf or bespoke systems, whichever best suits our customer's needs


ISI's expertise is focused on:


  • Design of laser based remote sensing systems
  • Compact Raman spectrometers and LIDARs
  • 3D measurement system in challenging environments
  • Spectroscopic measurement from 200 - 2500 nm
  • Photon counting detection techniques

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