University of Vigo posted this:Automated thickness measurement system for pantograph contact stripsUVIGO researchers have developed an accurate and reliable system for monitoring the durability of pantograph components preventing manual operator inspection. Based on artificial vision, this system measures the remaining thickness of the graphite layers of the collector strips. Automatic processing of collected data generates a 3D model of the strips, analyzing it to detect cracks and wear, which is crucial for pantograph maintenance.
Barani Design posted this:Helical solar radiation shield for temperature sensorHelical shape provides natural aspiration of warmer air flow. Creates a vortex flow (similar to a mini tornado) which effectively ventilates the inside without a fan. Advanced aerodynamic design techniques from the aerospace industry enable this compact shield to achieve unprecedented levels of accuracy.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:DriveSafe: App that monitors and scores your driving, generating alerts when it is not safe.The RobeSafe group of the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá has developed the application DriveSafe that monitors and evaluates the driving profiles of the drivers generating alerts in real time when they are considered to be unsafe. Placing the mobile device on the vehicle's windshield, the application uses the smartphone's sensors (accelerometers, GPS, rear camera) to get a complete assessment of the driving and create a driver profile that can be checked either on real time during the trip, or reviewed in detail once the route is over. The system requires only a slight calibration. The application has a dual functionality. On the one hand, it provides real-time Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) services, improving the safety of drivers in all types of vehicles (mainly low-end), which otherwise would only be available in premium vehicles high-end. On the other hand, it generates a history of the driver behavior that may be useful to the driver himself or to insurance, logistics or other companies in order to mitigate potential risks and reduce operational costs. The group is looking for companies from the Transport, Insurance or Apps sector to sign technical collaboration agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance and license agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Distributed characterization system and method of variations of the refractive index of an optical fiber.The Photonics Research Group of Alcalá University has developed a method and a system that both allow to take at the same time, distributed measures of deformation and temperature, derived from the laser source, vibrations…, based on a ɸ -OTDR system with limited elements and therefore reducing the cost of the sensor system. The group seeks to reach licensing, cooperation and commercial agreements with telecommunications companies or sensing and distributed characterization of optical fiber enterprises.
Barani Design posted this:Ultra low power MODBUS Temperature, Humidity, Pressure sensor• High accuracy meeting WMO standards • Fast response (short time constant) • Negligible self heating • Ultra-low power consumption • Digital RS485 MODBUS RTU & ASCII output • Highest lightning protection with Class A result for surge, EFT/burst, ESD per EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5 • Flexible 5 to 18VDC input
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Disposable electrodes based on filtered nanomaterials.A Spanish research Group from Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Departments at University of Alcalá (Spain) has designed and developed different disposable electrodes constituted exclusively by conducted nanomaterials for analytical measurement of electroactive molecules for (bio-) sensoric in relevant areas such as health, agri-food and environmental. The group is looking for companies in the chemistry, clinical, agri-food and environmental sectors to reach licensing agreements or collaboration and commercial agreements for technical assistance.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Low cost sensors for the detection of gaseous hydrogen• New simple preparation method which does not require sophisticated instrumental techniques. • The procedure use low-cost materials and optimizes the loading of the metals employed. • This technology is efficient, producing robust and reliable sensors with high signal-to-response ratio and low cost. • The CNT and nanoparticle suspensions needed are stable and may be stored over long periods of time.
Universitat de València posted this:Passive sensor for in situ detection of amines in atmospheres Simplicity and ease of use: it is a passive colorimetric sensor that does not require any kind of pretreatment or power supply or external instrument. Low cost: simple fabrication process without high costs Low detection limits: suitable for use in real atmospheres, of the order of 3 mg/m3. Quantitative detection: direct quantitative detection can be carried out by diffuse reflectance of the sensors. Stability: against a wide range of temperatures and to humidity and solar radiation. Reversion resistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Fully distributed temperature and strain fiber optic sensorThe sensor increases the measurement range to up to 100 km with a resolution of 2 m (50000 measurement points). It also allows dynamic strain measurements completing a full strain measurement per second in each of the 50000 measurement points.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel method to fabricate highly selective sensors for different substances of interestThe research group "Electro catalysis and Electrochemistry of Polymers", Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Alicante has developed a novel method that allows highly selective electrode manufacture biometrics to detect any biochemical substance of interest, food or environmental. The method is based on the electro assisted deposit of molecularly imprinted silica layers on different electrodes. This allows a fast and efficient detection of the molecule of interest, independently of the other interfering. In addition, allows the regeneration of the electrode in a very simple way and lets its usage almost indefinitely. Innovative aspects The biometrical electrode manufacturing method is based on a electro assisted method of molecularly imprinted silica layers on different electrodes. With this new procedure, we obtain uniform and consistent layers of silica that allow highly selective detection of any biochemical substance of interest, food or environmental when these electrodes are used as amperometric, voltammetric, impedimetric and potentiometric sensors. Main advantatges of the technology The main advantage of the electro assisted deposit respect to conventional methods of thin film deposition (spin-coating or dip-coating), lies in the control of consistency and porosity of the layers. Due to the prevention of uncontrolled pore formation, avoids the indiscriminate passage of species from the solution to the electrode surface, reducing the interference in the detection of the analyte of interest. It has a high specificity and affinity for the molecule of interest. High control on the deposition of silica when is done by electro assisted mode. The possibility of varying the thickness of the silica layer and layer morphology allows for a highly consistent and reproducible layer. Electro assisted deposit method is capable of "self-healing", i.e. prevents the formation of holes in the assisted layer that interfere with the detection of the molecule of interest. With continued use, the sensor loses its effectiveness by the collapse of the pores with the species to be determined. In this case, the regeneration process is very simple: just repeat the procedure for removing the template molecule to be performed after the gel layer (electrochemical extraction or cleaning solvents). Thus, the pores of the sensing phase are released for use again.
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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela posted this:Sub-µL measurements of the thermal conductivity and heat capacity of liquidsThermalconductivity (K) and heat capacity (Cp) of a wide variety of liquids obtained from ≈ 0.6 μL samples. - Organic molecular solvents - Ionic liquids - Water–polymer mixtures
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Compressed lightfield imagingCompressed lightfield imaging Project ID : 7-2013-577
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Hyperspectral detection of petroleum impurities in soilHyperspectral detection of petroleum impurities in soil Project ID : 6-2012-386