Originally, VTT developed these optical measurement technologies and the associated micromechanical Fabry-Perot interferometer components for the purpose of carbon dioxide measurements. The technology has many other applications, however. VTT joined together with eight companies in the Tekes-financed FABRY project in order to create business from the technology in the form of new products.
In the course of the project, five of the companies started a product development project of their own based on the project results. So far, two of the companies have launched a new product on the market.
VTT is also in the process of establishing a spin-off company based on this technology, with expected launch in
“Apart from new business operations, optical measurement technology also has an impact on employment. In the long run, this could create dozens, or maybe even hundreds of new jobs in Finland,” says
Participants in the 2011–2014 FABRY project (Spectroscopic sensor devices based on novel FABRY-Perot interferometers) coordinated by VTT were Continental Automotive SAS from
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.
Figure 1: Special industry-grade mirror structures realized in the project.
Figure 2: Tunable MEMS-based Infrared filters.
For further information, please contact:
VTT Jarkko Antila, Senior Scientist tel. +358 20 722 6819, jarkko. antila@vtt. fi Further information on VTT:
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http://news.cision.com/vtt-info/i/figure-1--special-industry-grade-mirror-structures-realized-in-the-project-,c1485144 Figure 1: Special industry-grade mirror structures realized in the project.
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