Mechatronics team’s tiny sensors show promise for marine defense, pipeline-leak and earthquake detection

June 26, 2018

Mechatronics professor Behraad Bahreyni and his team have developed tiny sensors that are packing big potential for detecting earthquakes, pipeline leaks, and underwater threats. The ultra-sensitive accelerometers are less than 1cm2 but are capable of capturing both low-frequency pressure signals from an earthquake as well as high-frequency vibrations caused by a gas leak along a pipeline. The technology was originally developed in partnership with Halifax-based Ultra Electronics Maritimes Systems for marine defense applications.

Watch the video and learn more about the tiny sensors in SFU News.