Winner: Plessey Semiconductors Ltd and University of Sussex, Department of Engineering and Design
Measurement in Action award winner: Plessey Semiconductors Ltd and University of Sussex, Department of Engineering and Design for EPIC â€“ A Generic Electric Potential Sensor Technology. From: Innovation Awards, 9 November 2011, London
09 November 2011 News
This entry has been chosen as the winner for its development of an electrical measurement technique for exploitation in a wide range of markets. Thanks to its high sensitivity, this sensor can be used to detect electric charge through an insulating layer. It has application in healthcare, materials testing, security and forensics and has already received several awards for innovation in sensor technologies. The technology has been commercialised with several industrial partners and products are now on the market.
The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation. Spanning 15 categories, the Awards are judged by engineering experts and recognise the depth and breadth of innovative work being carried out across all areas of engineering and technology.