Armenia-made motion sensors recognized best in U.S.
YEREVAN. - Armenia-made motion sensors showed the best results during the testing in the U.S.
Senior specialist at Precision Sensors & Instruments Ltd. (PSI), Alexader Khachunts, who took part in the ‘Made in Armenia’ exhibition held in Yerevan, said the aforementioned to Armenian News – NEWS.am.
The Armenian devices were tested in the Mojave Desert in southwestern U.S. by the end of 2014. The motion sensor registered human steps from as far as 225-230 meters, while the foreign analogues do that from a distance of 50 meters.
“Apparently, everything depends on whether that is concrete, sand or soil: even the kind of soil matters. But it is clear that in other equal conditions, the coating of our devices is better,” Khachunts noted.
In his words, there is a great demand for motion sensors in the world, and first of all due to safety concerns. Their application is specifically related to surveillance of borders and separate facilities, as well as protection from terrorist attacks. The volume of the detector market for such application is assessed here at 20 bln AMD annually. The vibration monitoring can be applied not only in the area of security, but also for civilian purposes, for instance for checking the condition of buildings and bridges. It can also be used in the area of material engineering, for instance for determining the metal fatigue in aviation.
“The planes and helicopters can be checked immediately before flight. For instance, the sensors can be installed in the corners of the helicopter’s take-off site to check the machine’s fans. As you understand, this will allow avoiding possible catastrophes. The device can also be used to check the existence of flaws in walls and coverings, as well as the load of bridges during peak transport flows,” Khachunts added.
The capacities of vibration monitoring do not end here. Similar technology can be applied in medicine as well (material analysis on the basis of vibrations). To this end, PSI has already developed a device for non-invasive measuring of the intracranial pressure.