axSense Technologies Inc. is a Canadian corporation engaged in the design and sale of high-performance accelerometers based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (‘MEMS’) technology. axSense Technologies aims to commercialize a technology developed through a large-scale research project over nearly 5 years of intensive research. axSense has developed ultra-sensitive vibration sensors with unprecedented performance with a small footprint. These devices are so sensitive that they can detect vibrations of air or water molecules due to acoustic or sonar waves. The sensitivity of the device allows detection of whale sounds as far as 65km away from them!
Accelerometers fabricated using MEMS technologies have enabled numerous consumer applications while replacing traditional devices in some high-end cases. These applications include but not limited to measurement of inertial forces in navigation systems, detection and monitoring of vibrations, image stabilization in cameras, flight stabilization in drones, tilt measurement of objects such as smartphones and game controllers, and automotive stability controllers.
axSense Technologies sensors are designed and fabricated using MEMS technologies to address the existing and upcoming demands for ultra-high performance accelerometers on the market.
We offer different types of high-performance accelerometers and vibration sensors for a wide range of applications. axSense Technologies MEMS accelerometer represents a quantum leap in performance over existing products in the market. The noise performance of axSense’s accelerometers is better that 0.35µg⁄√Hz which is 20 times better than the highest performance MEMS accelerometer on the market (~7µg⁄√Hz) while at the same time offering a 5 fold improvement in measurement bandwidth (>5kHz for axSense vs ~1kHz for the existing devices). Our MEMS vibration sensors have a bandwidth of up to 20kHz.
These low noise vibration sensors are employed in various applications such as seismic imaging, pipeline health monitoring, sonar detection systems, and earthquake monitoring.
MEET THE TEAM
axSense is a spin-off from Simon Fraser University where a team of 12 researchers developed the technology and brought it to the stage where it is ready for commercialization. The core team registered a company in 2017 with the goal of first product to market in two years.