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 where it is, or what time the sound was recorded. However, in modern mobile phones or cameras this information is automatically included in the picture file (in a form of Meta data called EXIF) which can store both the time and location of your photo, giving rise to geo-tagging applications, so your pictures will automatically be placed the appropriate place on Google Earth. However, the clock settings of the mobile phone or camera may be very inaccurate because, it not necessarily set properly, and the information may be wrong due to choice of time zone or summer/winter time settings.

The next generation of sensors will push accuracy to a new level. Any sensor in the world will be synchronized with any other sensor with an incredible accuracy of 1 ten millionth of a second, i.e. 100 ns. In the next blog entry, you will see some of the exciting perspectives this can create, some are mindblowing!

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2 Responses to The next generation of sensors

  1. TBH says:

    Hi Boys
    Good to see the open innovation approach is launched.
    I really hope that we are able to target applications of Nanosync. Have a look at different MIL applications, where both in long and short distance engagements, these ideas can be applied. Both for active use – but also for tracking for later training, simulation etc.
    http://www.peostri.army.mil/PRODUCTS/MMTS/

    There will be applications in the fields where the ultra-precise combination of time and place on data is needed, large dataflows, large dynamic systems – but especially in safety / security, where you need to track and analyze errors or events.

    Thomas

    /”Upon witnessing this extraordinary synchronization of time and place, Jews gather together to recite a blessing,” he says.

  2. Yes, it is both cool and scary to see that the military applications are some of the most advanced and innovative.

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