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This section focuses on sensors related technologies and innovation. It showcases some of the more recent calls and requests for proposals and solutions, joint research and development projects, pilot projects, tenders and calls for support. The section is open for submission.




List of Sensors Related Projects

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Development and Validation of an Automated Ultrasonic System for the Non-Destructive Evaluation of Welded Joints

in Thermoplastic Storage Tanks

(PolyTank, FP7-SME-2012-313950)



Smart Conditioning Monitoring and Prompt NDT Assessment of Large Concrete Bridge Structures

(CROSS-IT, FP7-SME-2011-286981)



Aerospace Lubricant Viscosity Sensor



Smart Sensor Systems Integration

(Call for Proposals 2011)



Smart Sensors Systems Design (SMARTSES)

(Last Up-date: 22 January 2012)



Wireless Sensor Network with Self-Organization




Next Generation Accelerometers

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Vectrino: a Micro-sensor for Turbulent Flows

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New Solutions for Gas Detection

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Remote Sensing Methane Leaks Using Laser Detection

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Trainable Digital Logic (TDL)

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Indi-Link and the Benefits That Open New Markets for LED Devices

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Powerful Nanowire-based Sensors and the Possibility to Commercialize Them

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Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1)

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Biosensors for Monitoring Complex Ionizing Radiation

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Sensors for Chemical Weapons Detection

Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

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Giant Magnetic Resistive Potentiometers with Strong Potentialities

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Multi-Sensor Sens Fresher Fish

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Electrochemical Biosensors for Food and Feeds Analysis and Control

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Wireless Sensors

(CORDIS focus, No. 42, May 2003, p.5)


A prototype of the IMI concept (Integrated Medical Instrument) was developed in the project. The IMI concept is based on a generic hardware platform for intelligent digital sensors, using wireless  communication  to exchange information with a Local Patient Computer (LPC). It currently supports four separate sensors for registration and measurement of ECG, oxygen saturation, pulse, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and non-invasive blood pressure.


Software for the IMI and LPC was written to support the data acquisition process for ECG, SP02 and temperature. The initial development of a medical verification database for complex interpretation and analysis of the vital signs acquired by the MNI was started. A medical decision support system based on principles of artificial intelligence was applied to the interpretation of the ECG data. This system was defined to run on LPC with minimum Windows 2000 functionality.


The sensors defined in the concept provide a set of data necessary in most of the scenarios of healthcare. The different market segments will use different combinations and different parts of the healthcare service processes. The project is targeted at advanced homecare. This market segment will not be mature for years, but it will have a potential for growth based on local- and nation-wide projects.


Collaboration sought: Joint venture agreement; Information exchange/Training


Gerd Wold

MedIT as Ole Deviks vei 4

N-0666 Oslo

Tel: +47-23378400


E-mail: gerd.wold@medit.no




Gas Volume Measuring System for Very Small Volumes (e.g. Anaerobic Digestion)

(CORDIS focuse, No.42, May 2003, p.27)


A German research institute offers a measurement technology for precise determination of very small gas volumes (in ml range) produced over some days or several weeks. This technology has been developed for small-size optimization experiments with anaerobic digestion of various sources of biomass such as sludge from municipal waste-water treatment plants or organic waste.


Collaboration sought: Licence agreement; Marketing agreement; Manufacturing agreement; Information exchange/Training


Steven Amenda

NATI Technologieagentur Niedersachsen GmbH

Vahrenwalder Str. 7, D-30165 Hannover

Tel: +49-511-9357120

Fax: +49-511-9357439

E-mail: amenda@nati.de



Fibre Reinforced Composite Structures with Embedded Optical Fibre Sensors

(CORDIS focus, No.41, March 2003, p.35)


A Dutch company has developed fibre reinforced composite materials with embedded optical fibre sensors. This enables several measuring capabilities, for example, measuring crack growth, vibrations, etc. The technology makes it possible to build self-sensing highly loaded structures, including pressure tanks, flow lines, shafts and rollers. With the embedding of optical fibre sensors it is possible to create smart self-sensing structures. This makes it possible to monitor changes in the structure or in its environment. The optical fibre technology is very suitable to be applied in load-carrying structures. Another promising application is the integration of optical sensors in composite pressure vessels to ensure the safety of the vessel. In combination with special rotary optical joints it is possible to apply the technique in rotating objects.


Collaboration sought: Marketing agreement; Manufacturing agreement; Information exchange/Training; Other


Paul Asselbergs

Syntens, Den Haag, Postbus1183

NL-2280 CD Rijswijk



E-mail: pcj@syntens.nl




Tailpipe Gas Sensors

(CORDIS focus, Issue 39, January 2003, p.18)


A group of European companies, including several high profile automobile manufacturers (Fiat, Renault and Volvo), participated in the ECONOX II project to develop an industrial grade gas sensor prototype. The sensor examines the chemical composition of the engine exhaust at the tailpipe for carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and hydrocarbons (HC). Mass production of the sensor was achieved using screen-printing technology, meeting industry standards for reproducibility and stability in performance. The testing of the sensor revealed good sensitivity to CO, HC and N0^, but unsatisfactory detection of NO.


Collaboration sought: Further research or development support; Manufacturing agreement


Le Bozec, P.

ARMINES, France, Paris

Tel: +33-1-40519050

Fax: +33-1-40510094

E-mail: lebozec@armines.ensmp.fr



A Multifunctional Liquid Sensor

(CORDIS focus, Issue 39, January 2003, p.39-40)


The sensor is made of a probe and electronic hardware that includes a microprocessor. The multifunctional liquid sensor measures different liquid parameters by using a single hardware and different software. The main reasons for the interest in this technology are novelty, safety and multifunctionality. The applications of the sensor are manifold.


Collaboration sought: Further research or development support.



MONTEGEN, Milan, Italy

Tel: +39-02-48007301

Fax: +39-02-48005995

E-mail: info@montegen.com




Sensors for Micro-Scale Corrosion

(CORDIS focus, Issue 39, January 2003, p.34)


BAE Systems has developed a range of sensors that can detect corrosive influences caused by moisture, acidity, ionic species and mass loss. Their sensors are based on semiconductor and MEMS technology. They have the additional feature of being adaptable to surface and structure type, tailored to monitor the degradation characteristics that structure or surface is most prone to. Their particular interest lies in developing sensors that measure corrosion as well as other environmental degradation mechanisms that affect materials. Development may also include predictive models. This scope is important since corrosion can take on many different forms.


Collaboration sought: Further research or development support


DIXON, David


Tel: +44-11 7-9366951

Fax: +44-117-9363733

E-mail: Dave.Dixon©baesystems.com


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