(BusinessKorea) SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Gas Safety Corp. to cooperate in the commercialization of next-generation gas safety solution based on quantum sensing technology.
Quantum sensing refers to a technology that detects or analyzes objects by measuring photons, the tiniest particle of light possible in nature.
Named Quantum Gas Imaging, the quantum sensing-based gas safety solution detects gas leaks and measures gas concentration by illuminating the target with laser and analyzing reflected wavelength, and notifies the control center of possible risks in real time.
The Quantum Gas Imaging solution can visualize gas leaks and concentration at large-scale gas facilities located up to 150 meters away, thereby enabling the control center to make an immediate response based on the accurate location of the gas leak.
SK Telecom plans to develop a drone-based Quantum Gas Imaging solution to enable gas leak detection in hard-to-reach areas, and further upgrade the solution by applying 5G and AI for enhanced data analysis. The company is also considering linking the solution with physical security services of ADT Caps, its security subsidiary.