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Artificial Olfactive System

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Olfactive sensor that identifies and locates the source of an odor at distance composed by the principal features of a biological nostril and the olfactive cycle. Each nostril has the ability of odor absorption to desaturate the sensors and avoid a path trail, reaching the source directly.

Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The system detects and locates the origin of any odor at a distance without leaving a path trail, reaching the source directly. It has the ability to perform new measurements every few seconds and detect changes in the source´s direction allowing a faster response while tracking the source.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This research was funded by Conacyt with about 50,000 USD provided for the Robotics Laboratory of Northeastern and Central Mexico, exclusively for the development of prototypes and to carry out tests.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners