FAQs

How does our sensor work?

FBAR sensors are resonators that operate at a set frequency, when the target substance/property is detected or interacts with the system this set frequency changes. The change is then translated by our software and accurate measurements given.

What makes our sensor better?

The FBAR sensors differ vastly from the competing technologies. Competitive advantages include ultra-sensitivity, high selectivity, low cost, low power consumption and simplified systems integration.

The small size of the sensors also allows multiple units to be placed into small circuits and embedded into ordinary electronics.

Where is the technology designed and manufactured?

Worcester Scientific designs all its patented sensor technology in-house, at our Head Office in Worcester, England. Once the design process is complete, the sensors are made in the UK by our specialist team of suppliers. Designing and manufacturing in the UK allow us to ensure the highest of fabrication standards are met, whilst reducing the carbon footprint of Worcester Scientific.

Can sensors be used in my business/industry?

Our sensors have the capability to be utilised throughout many businesses and industries. If you have a need or opportunity for sensors within your business, please contact us and we will happily discuss any ideas you have.

Terminology Buster

  • NEMS = Nano-electrical mechanical systems
  • MEMS = Micro-electrical mechanical systems
  • FBAR = Thin Film Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonator
  • Increased mass loading sensitivity – FBAR sensors can detect mass down to the femtogram level, around the size of a virus particle. The equivalent of diving a gram by a million, then dividing that number by a million (10-15).
  • Visco-elastic monitoring – FBAR sensors can monitor the viscosity and elasticity of fluids and soft solids, example applications include blood and oil.