A research team from the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering at the Public University of Navarre has designed nanostructured optical sensors and instrumentation to monitor these sensors, for the United States’ company NanoSonic, which has begun to market the product.
The optic fibre sensors are human hair-sized devices. The Public University of Navarre has developed a humidity sensor and a light source for applications with optic fibre sensors. Moreover, the Navarre team has designed and manufactured optic-electronic converters that incorporate a signal terminal for the sensor and which, in turn, can be connected to other electronic apparatus, such as a computer, and through which information gathered by the sensors can be consulted.
The collaboration between the Navarre university researchers and the North American company will continue as a result of the new contract for the design and development of electronic instrumentation for nanosensors, signed by both parties, and which will terminate in June of this year.
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