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A licensee sought for a special device for exciting stringed tensometric sensors

Country of origin:
Country: 
CZECHIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOCZ20181019001
Published
19/10/2018
Last update
21/04/2020
Expiration date
01/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators
Measurement devices
Sensors & Wireless products
Sensor Technology related to measurements
Remote sensing technology
Other measuring devices
Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
Other industrial equipment and machinery
Engineering services
Engineering and consulting services related to construction
Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings
Construction of bridges and tunnels
Construction of water projects
Other construction installation
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Summary

Summary: 
Researchers from the Czech university have developed and successfully implemented a special device for exciting stringed tensometric sensor for monitoring of mechanical tension, especially in building construction. The device offers the streamlining process of monitoring older building constructions. The researchers are looking for partners interested in a licensing agreement.

Description

Description: 

Monitoring of building construction years after its completion might be difficult. Built-in sensors in buildings are usually connected to specialized proprietary devices that might be obsolete after years and often not supported by the original suppliers anymore.

The Czech university researchers offer device measuring mechanical tension using string tensometric sensor that bring value to potential customers by simplifying and streamlining the process of monitoring old building constructions where such obsolete type of sensors are historically built-in (dams, bridges and building construction in general). The device is able to excite the current types of sensors. This is a versatile device that can automatically adapt to the sensor.

An example of usage of the offered solution is the monitoring of water dams, bridge, and other building structures, where one such device can replace a number of old incompatible devices.

Based on the market research, there is not any other such device on the market. Currently used solutions are based on already built-in sensors in buildings during their construction phase. Using conventional measurement methods would require physical mounting of new sensors into existing constructions, which is often technically impossible due to specific environment (e.g. water dams).

This device is equipped by two-wire connection and automatic setup. The system works on the principle of measuring the damped oscillations of sensors with synchronized excitation. Those pulses are generated by the processor, which in response to the properties of the connected sensor adjusts their amplitude, number, period and rate. The processor also controls the entire behavior of the wholes system thus considerably enhancing its flexibility.

The researchers are looking for cooperation with a company interested in a licensing agreement. The subject of the licensing will be know-how (device principle, detailed electrical scheme and control diagram) as well as know-how for manufacturing of the stringed tensometric sensor device.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- versatility of the developed device - application is compatible with different types of sensors - one device can replace a number of old incompatible devices - no need for physical mounting of new sensors into existing constructions

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The university would like to cooperate with a partner from industry, who would like to manufacture the offered technology based on a licensing agreement. The subject of the technology transfer based on a licensing agreement is expected to be device principle, detailed electrical scheme and a control diagram and know-how for manufacturing of the stringed tensometric sensor device.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

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Device for exciting stringed tensometric sensors