The Institute for Microsensors, -Actuators and -Systems focuses in research and development on sensors and microsystems, on the transfer of know-how and on the (advance) development of applications. IMSAS runs facilities for silicon micromachining of silicium, glass and plastics, for galvanic microforming as well as for microsystem packaging.
Scientists and engineers from different disciplines who work IMSAS due to the interdisciplinary research approach: electrical and mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, life sciences and material science. The majority of IMSAS' scientific staff are PhD students.
IMSAS is a core member of Microsystems Center Bremen (MCB) offering a wide range of cooperation links to realize innovative solutions for smart systems. Funded projects as well as bilateral cooperations are an option. The main focus of IMSAS is to research and develop systems with a potential for industrialization. To assure the feasibility of production, IMSAS works in close cooperation with partners of commercial fabricators of microsystems who operate on the same technological level. This approach enables an easy technology transfer of IMSAS developments.
The research and development activities of IMSAS are guided by applications and system-specific requirements:
Biomedical and Environmental Control Systems
- Analysis of Fluidics, Dosage of Fluidics, Fluid Control Systems
- Micro Systems for Overall Analysis
- Implantable Telemetric Sensors
Industrial and Automotive Sensing
- Electrical and Optical Switches
- Wireless Sensorsystems
Sensor Networks for Logistic Applications
- Intelligent Sensorsystems
- RFID Technology
- Automatic Controlsystem for Logistic Processes
IMSAS offers complete solutions, from research and development to the fabrication of whole micro systems:
- Consulting and Feasibility Studies
- System and Device Simulation
- Process Development
- Prototype Fabrication
- Device and System Characterization
- Technology Transfer