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Examining the use of Metamaterials for acoustic applications

Objective

MetaSonics is an acoustic metamaterial technology that shapes sound (and ultrasound) fields. Our solution is to build an adjustable device that transforms an input acoustic wave into a time-variable, user-defined acoustic field. MetaSonics comprises of a surface made of electronically adjustable acoustic metamaterial bricks. Each brick in the surface can individually vary the phase of an incident acoustic field in order to shape the complex output field.
Our vision is to manipulate sound waves using advances in acoustic meta-materials to create novel interactive applications. We see an opportunity to be the world leaders in the design, manufacturing and distribution of MetaSonics a form of Spatial Sound Modulators (SSM) to shape the complex sound fields. MetaSonics has the opportunity to be ubiquitous as LCDs.

Our devices will introduce an extremely cost-effective, reconfigurable, very compact and uniquely scalable technology solution. At this stage our potential markets include all applications that require shaped sound fields. This links us to a large and diverse range of potential markets, all of which offer business opportunities.

Our focus within this PoC will be to create prototypes, develop commercial traction and develop an exploitation strategy.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-PoC
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Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 75 630,75

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 630,75
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 73 986,25
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments