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Multi-channel measurement and control system based on resonant piezoelectric crystal sensors

Objective

The proposed project aims to the development of a multi-channel system for monitoring and control based on resonant piezoelectric crystal sensors (QxSens). Novel resonant sensors are used for the determination of various physical measurement quantities of technical importance. The advantages of these sensors are high precision, high sensitivity and dynamic range, independence from strong electric and magnetic fields, and a frequency output signal ideally suitable for digital processing. The universally applicable QxSens system offers temperature control, measurement of viscosity, density, and speed of sound in industrial processes of all kinds and therefore can contribute to a higher quality of many products. The benefits for product quality enhancement will be demonstrated in lyophilization of food, characterization of fuels, lubricant and hydraulic oils, and rayon fibre process control.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
8-10,Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10
1040 Wien
Austria

Participants (9)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Address
48,Kleiststrasse 48
8020 Graz
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET DES MICROTECHNIQUES
France
Address
Chemin De L'epitaphe 26
25000 Besancon
FLUCON FLUID CONTROL GMBH
Germany
Address
6,Burgstaetter Strasse 6
38678 Clausthal-zellerfeld
INSTITUTE OF CRYOBIOLOGY AND LYOPHILIZATION - NATIONAL CENTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Tcherny Vrah, Blvd 65
1407 Sofia
INSTITUTE OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Tzarigradsko Chaussee 72
1784 Sofia
LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
Address

4860 Lenzing
PIEZOCRYST GESELLSCHAFT FUER PIEZOELEKTRISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN MBH
Austria
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
PIEZOQUARTZ LTD
Bulgaria
Address
Samokovsko Chaussee Street 2
1738 Sofia
POINT L - BULGARIA LTD
Bulgaria
Address
Budapesta Street 18
Sofia