Research Excellence

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Advanced sensors and metrology

Modern high value manufacturing pushes processes to the limits of their capability. Small variations in the process can lead to significant variation in product quality.

This in turn has placed significant demands on the technologies used to understand, monitor, and control our manufacturing processes and verify the quality of our products.

Our Optical Engineering Group is active in all areas of optics and laser technology across a range of mechanical engineering applications - from high power laser applications, manufacture of components, through to high precision non-contact measurement of dynamic movements. Techniques such as Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (EPSI), Laser Vibrometry and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) have grown from laboratory based research techniques into proven industrial technologies which are now used on a worldwide basis.

Related Groups:

Institute for Digital Technologies →

Intelligent Automation Centre →

Metrology Laboratory →

Optical Engineering Research Group 

Photonics Engineering and Health Technology Research Group →