Instrumems Inc develops innovative sensors that are based on a new sensing platform “nano-wire”, which allows measurement of temperature, velocity and humidity. Our sensors are faster, cheaper and with a smaller footprint compared with conventional measuring techniques.
Sensing technologies are becoming more available and are being used almost everywhere as an integral part of the IoT from mobile phones to aerospace applications. In the last two decades, data collection and storage have improved significantly, driving sensing technologies to high resolution/high frequency measurements.
Instrumems offers high performance, reliable and low-cost sensors for a variety of market needs, which span a wide range of applications such as aerospace, automotive and engine monitoring market and natural gas. The technology is also ideal for mobile applications, real time weather monitoring and distributed monitoring for climate changes and other environmental needs.
With improving data collection and storage solutions, there is a need for fast sensors that can keep up with high frequency digital devices. Most available sensing are based on traditional measuring techniques that had not been improved for many years. Instrumems offers a new sensing platform with superior performance, capable of measuring different flow quantities.
Due to a novel principle of operation, the new nano-sensor has a frequency response of up to 100kHz and a relatively low price tag.
A clear need for a reliable and low-cost measurement device was recognized in the natural gas industry where a complicated, delicate and expensive system is adopted to measure water content.
Another interesting market opportunity was recognized in the $2bn automotive temperature and humidity sensors industry where current humidity and temperature sensors are not capable of real-time engine monitoring due to the low frequency response and limited operation temperature.
The aerospace industry is moving towards smaller agile unmanned air vehicles that constantly require fast data streams. Current velocity sensors are not suitable for high frequency measurements. Instrumems velocity sensors have displayed unmatched performance in flows.
PhD Princeton University
Prof. Marcus Hultmark,
PhD Princeton University
Instrumems Inc. was founded by Prof. Marcus Hultmark and Dr. Gilad Arwatz in 2016. The company was founded to commercialize a new sensing technology capable of measuring velocity, temperature, and humidity of gaseous and fluid flows. The technology was originally developed and extensively validated at Princeton University. Instrumems sensors have the potential to replace traditional sensors in current applications as well to enable a broad range of new sensor-driven applications. Instrumems is currently headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Los Altos, California.Read More