Based on MEMS FT-IR technology, the core of the FT-NIR spectral sensors developed by Si-Ware is a Michelson interferometer. This allows higher spectral ranges achieved with higher resolution than other technologies, such as the tunable filter based on Fabry-Perot interferometers.
This technology is available in two types of product:
OEM sensor for system integrators ((70x50x25 mm). Typically, customers buy a development kit to evaluate the performance and validate the fit with the application requirements. Once validated, they buy the sensor to integrate them in their instrument. We are aiming at enabling with our customers other applications in different domains including areas of expertise like agro-food, medical, industry or consumer applications.
The sensor has built-in illumination; it is intended for measurements in reflection.
Handheld - general purpose standalone spectra collector: Our aim with this product is to provide to applications developers who may not have the expertise in developing the hardware and want to focus on the applications development for their customers. Customers can use the scanner, develop the application, label the device with their brand, and sell it to their customers. We have built this scanner with field applications in mind. The sensing surface is 6 mm while only 2.5 mm in the Micro. This makes the Scanner even more suitable for analysing non-homogeneous materials.
En ambos casos la muestra se debe colocar muy cerca del sensor, idealmente en contacto