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SENSEIS - Silent sensors for stellar echo's and seismic surveys

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Project Manager: Dr. ir. A.J. Annema

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4892649

Email: a.j.annema@utwente.nl

Project website: SENSEIS


The SENSEIS project is a typical example where curiosity based fundamental research drives instrumentation across technology boundaries, leading to innovations that can be utilized throughout various industries. The detection of Gravitational Waves will be a ground-breaking discovery that requires the development of low noise, low power amplifiers and will profit from state-of-the-art seismic sensor networks for subtraction of so-called gravity gradient noise.

SENSEIS will develop ultra-sensitive readout electronics for micro- electromechanical (MEMS) accelerometers in the low 1-100 Hz frequency band. SENSEIS will build seismic sensors with superior sensitivity also to be utilized in survey networks for oil and gas exploration. The innovative integrated circuits and MEMS accelerometers will also find applications in consumer electronics and scientific instrumentation.

Project duration: 2014-2018

Number of person/months: 3 fte

Project Coordinator: FOM-NIKHEF

Participants: FOM-NIKHEF, University of Twente, Free University Amsterdam

Project budget CTIT: 254.4 k-€ funding

Number of person/years CTIT: 1 fte/year

Involved groups: Integrated Circuit Design (ICD)

CTIT Research Centre: Centre for Array Technology