We have had the pleasure to be visited by KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) representatives this week for a workshop on developing their novel NO2 sensor. We had a very productive workshop on practical design, measurement principles, project planning and also touching on eventual business ventures.
NO2 (Nitrogen dioxide) has a strong negative health effect. Due to a degradation time measured in minutes or hours and the low background levels, NO2 is a clear indicator of nearby pollution. The gas is almost exclusively produced from combustion, making the sources easy to pinpoint. This makes sampling NO2 suitable to make detailed maps of urban pollution.
With a resolution around 1 ppb and response time 1 second, the KNMI NO2 sensor has a unique level of performance considering the weight and price. Once fully developed, this will enable mobile measurements of this important gas.
Here is our overview of the work needed to develop a sensor from idea to product. The text is based on the experience of Sparv Embedded, but is valid for any project.
Path to sensor commercialization
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Sparv Embedded will exhibit the MTWE event this year in Amsterdam: http://windsond.com/982/
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It has been some time since we made any updates on this page. Please read about the latest updates on development: http://windsond.com/sparv-development-update/.
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It was an excellent expo in Madrid. Sparv have met a lot of interests, and now we have received great news regarding our latest development Sparv Sensors. Please read more: Grant for Sparv Sensors (swedish text)