MET Tech has developed a radically new category of inertial sensors based on company owned proprietary technology, called Molecular Electronic Transducers (MET). Unlike commercially available sensors, MET sensors use a liquid electrolyte as their inertial mass. They do not contain any precision mechanical parts or springs and are relatively simple to manufacture.
MET sensors represent a disruptive technology that will fundamentally change the economics of most inertial sensing applications. In addition, the company believes that the cost/performance characteristics of its products will enable new uses of inertial sensors and open up additional markets.
MET devices will be able to deliver performance characteristics typically associated with laser and fiber-optic (FOG) instruments at a price that is comparable with Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices. Compared with MEMS, MET devices offer dramatic improvement of crucial performance characteristics in the measurement of linear and angular acceleration and velocity - improvement on the order of 10 to 100 times for certain parameters.