About the Research Program

INSPECT: Integration of a new laser concept in terahertz spectrometers for coating thickness determination

In our project, together with das-Nano S.L. (Spain), Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM (Germany) we will develop a system for non-destructive, non-contact multi-layer thickness determination for applications in the automotive industry. We combine a laser-driven terahertz spectrometer with self-learning algorithms, enabling unprecedented measurement rates and precision. The device will be fully automated and built for operation on robotic arms. The system readily integrates in production lines, enabling a drastic reduction of material usage. Field tests in the automotive industry are foreseen.

Funding by Eurostars program E! 10823 is gratefully acknowledged.