Solving Challenging Sensor Problems

Plextek have a track-record solving difficult sensing problems with teams of specialists in a wide range of fields.

Across many industries and applications, there are always physical effects that require monitoring. However, the accuracy requirement, update rate or other in-situ environmental factors are too demanding for existing sensor solutions. Plextek draw upon broad skill areas, such as precision analogue electronics, high frequency radio techniques, complex algorithms, data processing and video analytics to crack the toughest sensing problems.

Pioneering New Sensors

Some sensor challenges need the development of a whole new sensor. Working independently or with other tech specialists, Plextek can create new sensors and deploy them into working systems.

Creating a new way of looking at fruit
Automated screening boosts productivity in industrial processes. Plextek have developed a technique to measure the frequency dependent permittivity of materials. When deployed, characteristics of products, such as fruits, can be rapidly converted to metrics like ripeness and bruising that were impossible to detect with standard vision based systems.

Combining Sensors

Some sensor challenges can be solved better by intelligently combining two or more sensors. Plextek can direct our expertise to rapidly test the most cost effective sensors for a given application.

People counting for mass transit
Capacity monitoring on trains and buses is vital information for operators. The challenge lies in the often hectic environment and many sensors fail to meet the required accuracy amongst the rush hour crowds. Plextek combined multiple sensors (IR & ultrasonic) to meet the client’s stringent design targets.

The Power of Algorithms

Sensors can be enhanced by data processing to create solutions for applications even the original sensor manufacturer may not have considered. Our experts in numerical methods and AI apply state of the art number crunching on sensor problems.

Smart Phone sensors – Upgraded!
Sensors in mobile phones offer huge potential, but their raw accuracy is often limited by their mass market application. Using custom developed algorithms, Plextek have enhanced raw sensor outputs to create low false alarm parking sensors and ultra-high accuracy motion tracking systems. This was all achieved by using the same low cost components.

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call: +44 (0) 1799 533 200

Solving Challenging Sensor Problems

Plextek have a track-record solving difficult sensing problems with teams of specialists in a wide range of fields.

Across many industries and applications, there are always physical effects that require monitoring. However, the accuracy requirement, update rate or other in-situ environmental factors are too demanding for existing sensor solutions. Plextek draw upon broad skill areas, such as precision analogue electronics, high frequency radio techniques, complex algorithms, data processing and video analytics to crack the toughest sensing problems.

Plextek have a track-record solving difficult sensing problems with teams of specialists in a wide range of fields.

Across many industries and applications, there are always physical effects that require monitoring. However, the accuracy requirement, update rate or other in-situ environmental factors are too demanding for existing sensor solutions. Plextek draw upon broad skill areas, such as precision analogue electronics, high frequency radio techniques, complex algorithms, data processing and video analytics to crack the toughest sensing problems.

Pioneering New Sensors

Some sensor challenges need the development of a whole new sensor. Working independently or with other tech specialists, Plextek can create new sensors and deploy them into working systems.

Creating a new way of looking at fruit
Automated screening boosts productivity in industrial processes. Plextek have developed a technique to measure the frequency dependent permittivity of materials. When deployed, characteristics of products, such as fruits, can be rapidly converted to metrics like ripeness and bruising that were impossible to detect with standard vision based systems.

Combining Sensors

Some sensor challenges can be solved better by intelligently combining two or more sensors. Plextek can direct our expertise to rapidly test the most cost effective sensors for a given application.

People counting for mass transit
Capacity monitoring on trains and buses is vital information for operators. The challenge lies in the often hectic environment and many sensors fail to meet the required accuracy amongst the rush hour crowds. Plextek combined multiple sensors (IR & ultrasonic) to meet the client’s stringent design targets.

The Power of Algorithms

Sensors can be enhanced by data processing to create solutions for applications even the original sensor manufacturer may not have considered. Our experts in numerical methods and AI apply state of the art number crunching on sensor problems.

Smart Phone sensors – Upgraded!
Sensors in mobile phones offer huge potential, but their raw accuracy is often limited by their mass market application. Using custom developed algorithms, Plextek have enhanced raw sensor outputs to create low false alarm parking sensors and ultra-high accuracy motion tracking systems. This was all achieved by using the same low cost components.

Contact Us



call: +44 (0) 1799 533 200

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