Williston, VT - June 26, 2007 - MicroStrain, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded another Gold "Best of Sensors Expo" award in the sensor category. MicroStrain® has now won eight Gold awards and one Silver award in 6 years.
This year's award was for an energy harvesting wireless strain node ("ESG-LINK") which was recently used to measure static and dynamic strains in rotating helicopter components during flight tests. The ESG-LINK will operate indefinitely - without the need for batteries, by converting the component's cyclic strains into DC power using piezoelectric materials (patents issued and pending).
"We're delighted to win our ninth award at Sensors Expo 2007. Our first successful flight test, performed in concert with Bell Helicopter, has demonstrated that our technology works. The potential of energy harvesting combined with wireless sensing will now begin to be fully realized, not only on rotating helicopter components, but on a wide range of machines, structures, and systems", said Steve Arms, MicroStrain's President.
The Sensors "Best of Sensors Expo" awards honored the most exciting new products that were on display at the Sensors Expo & Conference, which took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. All entries were judged on the basis of potential impact, application, distinctiveness, timeliness, and availability. The panel of judges were comprised of the magazine's editorial staff, members of the editorial advisory board, and industry experts including Melanie Martella, executive editor of Sensors; Deborah Lickness, Engineer, Advanced Sensors, John Deere; and Ed Ramsden, Product Definer, SSIP/SSC, Maxim Integrated Products.
"The awards program recognizes the companies that are truly at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the sensors industry," said Martella. "Choosing the winners from the exceptional pool of candidates was very difficult - there are some truly remarkable products out there. I offer hearty congratulations to the winners."
About MicroStrain, Inc:
MicroStrain® is a privately held corporation based in Williston, Vermont. MicroStrain® produces smart, wireless, microminiature displacement, orientation and strain sensors. Applications include advanced automotive controls, health monitoring, inspection of machines and civil structures, smart medical devices and navigation/control systems for unmanned vehicles.
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