Yesterday, a CiS workshop on “NDIR Sensors and Components” took place in Erfurt for the third time. In two sessions the main topics
- NDIR gas sensors and their applications
- Miniaturized IR emitters
- IR detectors and optical components
were discussed, fresh ideas were born and new contacts were made.
A special highlight was the keynote by Prof. Thomas Elbel. The professor of Electrical Measurement, Sensor Technology and Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts explained the developments in infrared sensor technology from its beginnings to the present. The other lectures provided an exciting overview of development trends and applications. Prof. Robert Täschner, winner of the Silicon Science Award for his dissertation, reported on the development of a new technical infrastructure at Zwickau University of Applied Sciences for research projects.
Dr. Martin Schädel, Dr. Andreas Winzer and Toni Schildhauer from the CiS Research Institute provided information on aging effects of special materials for IR sensor technology and gave an insight into current research projects on IR emitters and IR detectors.
Everyone agreed: The topic remains exciting and will also offer a lot of new potential in the 4th edition in 2024.