Answering a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory research call to reduce the 100% need to return body armour for x-ray analysis, we developed an infield integrity monitoring and testing sensor.
We have further developed the sensor technology for potential application within the Defence and Security market.
We developed a micro-electromechanical system with fine-tuned accelerometer sensors to detect shock waves associated with the formation of cracks caused by an impact.
Extensive non-destructive testing of our sensor validated our approach. With form factor and power consumption in mind, the sensor has a 5 year operating life from a slim coin cell battery.
The user can rapidly assess the integrity of their body armour through status information presented as a simple, single screen graphic on a Smartphone App or by a press-to-test button showing a simple pass/fail via an LED indicator.