Monthly Archives: March 2011

The impossible dream made possible

The above photograph shows the turbulence field behind the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind turbines.  Unique meteorological conditions on 12 February 2008 at 1300 hours resulted in the wind turbines creating condensation (i.e. clouds) of the very humid air, thus … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and precision timing

The tragic March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan gives an opportunity to explain how timing technologies play an important role in earthquake detection, monitoring and prediction. News reports tell us about the physical location of the earthquake, including its depth … Continue reading

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Kill the Queues

One of the biggest problems in transportation is the queues that are present everywhere.  On motorways, at traffic lights, at parking lots, in airports.  If the entire world were perfectly synchronized, queues would be a thing of the past and … Continue reading

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Bootleg video of the DELTA Aerial Sensor

In Denmark we have a tradition of making movies with crummy, shaking handheld cameras, called the “Dogme” rules. Our paparazzi photographer caught this footage of the product using an iPhone 4  . . . but got thrown out before he had … Continue reading

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The world on time, the same time

A key technology necessary to permit globally synchronized sensors is a well-defined global clock.  There are multiple ways to synchronize clocks (see Time Transfer entry in Wikipedia) where the best uses GPS technology. While GPS is widely recognized as giving position … Continue reading

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Nano-synched sensors will find applications in virtually all industries.

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Downsizing sensors, the key to the future

Nano-synchronized sensors have been around for many years, but they have been large and relatively expensive.  A multi-channel system developed by DELTA  in Denmark in 2007, required a quarter 19-inch rack.  Christensen – GPS Synchronized high voltage measuring system The … Continue reading

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Families of Applications

Nano-synchronized sensors enable four broad categories of applications: Unambigious documentation.  Now the measurement is not only a physical quantity, but it is documented with its position (Latitute, longitude and height) and a precision timestamp.  This greatly simplifies post-processing of data. … Continue reading

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The Portable Time/Space Sensor

Aerial Sensor Node  . . .  the portable Time/Space Data Acquisition Computer The Aerial Sensor Node is a compact, battery operated data acquisition system with precision time stamping (100 ns accuracy), location determination (<10 cm) and A/D conversion (up to … Continue reading

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The next generation of sensors

Current sensors such as microphones can capture sound waves, convert them to electronic form so the sounds can be stored, edited, or transmitted to other locations (i.e. music distribution or cell phone speech transmission). But the microphone doesn’t necessarily know … Continue reading

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