Friday
Feb112011

Welcome to MET Tech!

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.

Tuesday
Feb082011

Recent scientific publications by MET Tech’s scientists

Recently the scientists at MET Tech’s R&D department published two papers in top peer-reviewed international scientific journals:

 [1] Zhanyu Sun, Vadim M. Agafonov, Computational Study of the Pressure-Driven Flow in a Four-Electrode Rectangular Micro-Electrochemical Accelerometer with an Infinite Aspect Ratio, Electrochimica Acta, vol. 55, pp. 2036-2043, 2010. (2009 Impact Factor: 3.325)

[2] Zhanyu Sun, Vadim M. Agafonov, 3D Numerical Simulation of the Pressure-Driven Flow in a Four-Electrode Rectangular Micro-Electrochemical Accelerometer, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 146, pp. 231-238, 2010. (2009 Impact Factor: 3.083) 

The papers are on the 2D and 3D numerical modeling of the electro-hydrodynamics in the sensing elements of MET sensors. This new R&D weapon will greatly facilitate and play a critical role in optimizing the characteristics of our sensors, including sensitivity, linearity, noise, g-sensitivity, temperature range, etc. 

 

Wednesday
Jan262011

MET Tech and ASU developing miniature planetary seismometer

MET Tech and Arizona State University researchers have entered a collaborative project to develop a high performance miniature seismometer for planetary exploration under a NASA Steckler grant, based on MET technology.

Before the moon and other planets can be colonized, the threat posed from seismic events must be better characterized. A lunar seismometer network would serve to characterize the size, frequency, and location of dangerous seismic events, providing critical input for safely constructing a lunar outpost and designing lunar architecture capable of withstanding these events. The program aims to develop, for flight readiness, a miniaturized, rugged seismometer for deployment in a seismometer network. MET sensor technology was selected for the project due to the sensors’ high performance in a small footprint, low noise, ruggedness, and inherent radiation-hardness.

ASU scientists involved in the work include Professors Hongyu Yu and Matthew Fouch at the School of Earth and Space Exploration.

Tuesday
Feb162010

MET Tech is exhibiting at 2010 Annual SEG Conference in Denver.

Here is info about the exhibition and conference: http://www.seg.org/SEGportalWEBproject/portals/SEG_Online.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pg_gen_content&Doc_Url=prod/SEG-Meetings/Mtgs-Annual-Meeting/2010overview.htm

Please visit us at booth # 342. You will have a chance to discuss technology and our products. We are not presenting this time, but you can always take a look at our technical paper presented at EAGE in Barcelona (here).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Denver.  

 

Tuesday
Feb162010

Join Us! MET Tech is presenting at NeTEC

We will also be exhibiting at the Northeast Technology Exchange Conference, Showcasing Emerging Aerospace and Defense Technologies in Windsor CT on November 1, 2010.

Come join us there to discuss our latest developments in non-magnetic azimuth detection, gun-hard navigation sensors, and other military and aerospace applications!