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Companies commercialize VTT technology that miniaturises measuring devices
Date:5/13/2014

oordinating the project.

Participants in the 2011 FABRY project (Spectroscopic sensor devices based on novel FABRY-Perot interferometers) coordinated by VTT were Continental Automotive SAS from France (fuel measurements for the automotive industry, onboard sensor); SICK AG from Germany (demanding industrial gas measurements); InnoPharma Labs from Ireland (automatic quality management and control for drug manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry); Ocean Optics from the United States (optical spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy); Murata Electronics from Finland (sensor manufacturing for the automotive industry); Rikola Ltd Oy from Finland (cameras for hyperspectral imaging ; manufacturing of spectrometer modules); Okmetic Oyj from Finland (development and manufacturing of high-quality silicon wafer for optical sensor applications) and VTT Memsfab Ltd (manufacturing of MEMS components).

Fabry-Perot interferometer

The principle of optical measurement, developed at the end of the 19thcentury, is a widely used technique, for example in astronomy. Expensive scientific instruments are used to identify and measure different materials based on their characteristic spectral lines, thus obtaining information about the composition of the target. VTT has combined this technology with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), creating an affordable, very small and adjustable spectral filter. This makes it possible to miniaturise an entire measuring laboratory to the size of a small sensor.


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Contact: Jarkko Antila
jarkko.antila@vtt.fi
358-207-226-819
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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