Advanced Distributed Pilot Line for More-than-Moore Technologies
|SenseAir AB - SenseAir AB, Delsbo
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 5 875 116
|May 2015 - April 2019
Purpose and goal
ADMONT is realizing a multi-KEY pilot line driven by a combination of technology carried by industry and research institutes serving pilot line clients in Europe. It aims to organize along the value chain from wafer material, CMOS wafer, sensor and OLED processing to silicon system integration in one production flow. It addresses key applications: smart mobility, smart energy, smart health and smart production in excellent agreement with the ECSEL Multiannual Strategic Plan and address semiconductor process equipment and materials, design technology, smart system integration
Expected results and effects
Senseair have realized in hardware, and successfully demonstrated its functions, a novel mid-IR type of breathalyzer for alcohol detection. The low EtOH detection limit reached succeeded our expectations by far, about 0.5 µg/l at 1 Hz. With German limits, and 1 s sample time, one can with this performance distinguish a drunk driver from a sober with 100 times sample dilution (5). This means that we are now in a position to develop with this technology an alcohol directed breath sniffer device for all cars, that is fast, hygienic (no mouthpiece), and rather non-intrusive for sober drivers.
Planned approach and implementation
For the mid-IR region to be reliable in an operational product for alcohol sensing the sensor needs to show high selectivity to the target gas, i.e. ethanol. Laboratory experiments are on-going in securing evidence for this requirement. The ADMONT sensor also exhibits the property of multiple tracer gas measurement channels. To fully exploit the potential of the sensor and explore this specific trait, a human subject study is being planned. A positive outcome from these investigations may yield further product development on the road towards a high-volume product.