Sensors capture real world data about its environment such as pressure, temperature, luminosity, acceleration, linear motion, magnetic field, and convert them to electrical signals.aboutus_mission
SunMan can develop and integrate systems for the following applications:

  • Aerospace & Military Equipment
  • Automotive Systems
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Avionics Systems
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Controls
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Energy Exploration
  • Freight & Logistics

Types of Sensors SunMan’s Expertise Include (click for more information):

Our team has worked with many types of sensors including those mounted on a PCB as well as off-board sensors. We have designed and integrated numerous types of systems, using various types of sensors. SunMan will review all the specifications and accuracy of the sensor, how the sensor output signal varies with environmental factors such as temperature and power supply voltage, as well as the best way to interface it to the electronics.

SunMan’s team has proven expertise in the design of various controllers that take and process signals from sensors.

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Acoustic, Sound & Vibration Sensors

Acoustic sensors detect sound via means of using microphones, or other types of filters. Surface acoustic wave sensors are a class of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) which rely on the modulation of surface acoustic waves to sense.
Types of Acoustic, Sound, and Vibration Sensors SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Geophone
  • Hydrophone
  • Lace Sensor
  • Guitar Pickup
  • Microphone
  • Seismometer
  • surface acoustic wave sensor



Automotive Sensors

Automotive Sensors capture data about an automobile such as pressure, air and coolant temperature, speed, acceleration, linear motion, timing, and convert them to electrical signals, then interpreted by the automobile’s ECU.
Types of Automotive Sensors SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Air-Fuel Ratio Meter
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Feeler Sensors
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Hall Effect Sensor
  • O2 Sensor
  • Parking Sensors
  • Radar Speed Detection
  • Speedometer
  • Speed Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor TPS
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor
  • Torque Sensor/Torque Meter
  • Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor
  • Turbine Speed Sensor TSS
  • Input Speed Sensor IIS
  • Variable Reluctance Sensor
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Water Sensor/Water in Fuel Sensor
  • Wheel Speed Sensor



Checmical Sensors

A chemical sensor is a device that transforms chemical information, ranging from the concentration of a specific sample component to total composition analysis, into an analytically useful signal. The chemical information, may originate from a chemical reaction of the analyte or from a physical property of the system investigated.
Types of Chemical Sensors SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Breathalyzer
  • CO2 Sensor
  • CO Sensor
  • Catalytic Bead Sensor
  • Chemical field-effect Transistor
  • Electrochemical Gas Sensor
  • Electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor sensor
  • Fluorescent Chloride Sensors
  • Holographic Sensor
  • Hydrocarbon Dew Point Analyzer
  • Hydrogen Sensor
  • H2S Sensor
  • Infrared point sensor
  • Ion-selective electrode
  • Nondispersive IR sensor
  • Microwave chemistry sensor
  • N2O sensor
  • Olfactometer
  • Optode
  • O2 Sensor
  • Pellistor
  • pH glass electrode
  • Potentiometric Sensor
  • Redox Electrode
  • Smoke Detector
  • Zinc Oxide nanorod sensor
  • CO2 detector



Electric, Magnetic, and Radio Sensors

Electric current, electric potential, magnetic, and radio sensors are used in many different common instrumentations, as well as high end aerospace applications. Electrical current sensors detect the flow of current along an electrical wire by measuring the magnetic field that is set up by the flow of electrical current.
Types of electric current, electric potential, magnetic, and radio sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Current sensor
  • Electroscope
  • Galvanometer
  • Hall effect sensor
  • Hall probe
  • Magnetic anomaly sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • MEMS magnetic field sensor
  • Metal Detector
  • Planar Hall sensor
  • Radio direction finder
  • Voltage detector



Environmental Sensors

A Environmental sensor is a device that measures or detects a real-world condition, such as moisture, gas or other environmental content and converts the condition into an analog or digital representation.

Types of environmental sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Actinometer
  • Moisture alarm
  • Ceilometer
  • Electrochemical gas sensor
  • Fish counter
  • Frequency domain sensor
  • Gas detector
  • Hook gauge evaporimeter
  • Humistor
  • Hygrometer
  • Leaf sensor
  • Pyranometer
  • Pyrgeometer
  • Rain gauge
  • Rain sensor
  • Seismometers
  • Snow gauge
  • Soil moisture sensor
  • Stream gauge
  • Tide gauge



Flow Sensors

A flow sensor is a device for sensing the rate of fluid flow. Typically a flow sensor is the sensing element used in a flow meter, or flow logger, to record the flow of fluids. As is true for all sensors, absolute accuracy of a measurement requires a functionality for calibration.

Types of flow sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Air flow meter
  • Anemometer
  • Flow sensor
  • Mass flow sensor
  • Water meter



Radiation Sensors

Ionizing Radiation Sensors are devices for detecting the presence and sometimes the amount of radiation. A Geiger-Müller detector counts the number of radioactive particles reaching it and can be designed to detect cosmic radiation. An ionization chamber collects the ion pairs formed by the passage of radiation through the device.

Types of radiation sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Bubble Chamber
  • Cloud Chamber
  • Geiger Counter
  • Neutron Detection
  • Particle Detector
  • Scintillation Counter
  • Scintillator
  • Wire Chamber



Navigation Sensors

Navigation sensors have made their way in to our daily lives. They are included in many different instrumentations including smart phones, cars, aircraft, and marine transport vessels. They also play a critical role in defense and military applications.

Types of navigation sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Air speed indicator
  • Altimeter
  • Altitude Indicator
  • Depth Gauge
  • Fluxgate compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Inertial Navigation System
  • Inertial reference unit
  • Magnetic Compass
  • MHD Sensor
  • Ring Laser Gyroscope
  • Turn Coordinator
  • Variometer
  • Vibrating Structure Gyroscope
  • Yaw Rate Sensor



Position, Angle, Speed and Distance Sensors

Many common sensors fall into the Position, angle, displacement, distance, speed, and acceleration sensors category. These sensors now are part of our daily lives, as they are now an integral part of smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Types of sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Accelerometer
  • Auxanometer
  • Capacitive displacement sensor
  • Capacitive Sensing
  • Free Fall sensor
  • Gravimeter
  • Gyroscopic sensor
  • Inclinometer
  • Integrated Circuit piezoelectric sensor
  • Laser Rangefinder
  • laser surface velocimeter
  • Linear Encoder
  • LVDT
  • Liquid capacitive inclinometers
  • Odometer
  • Photoelectric Sensor
  • Piezoelectric accelerometer
  • Position Sensor
  • Rate Sensor
  • Rotary Encoder
  • Rotary variable differential transformer
  • Selsyn
  • Tilt Sensor
  • Tachometer
  • Ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • Variable reluctance sensor
  • Velocity receiver



Optical, Light, Imaging, and Photon Sensors

An optical sensor is a device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to light. SunMan has developed many systems and instruments using optical sensors and LED lighting for aerospace, and military applications.

Types of optical sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Charged couple device
  • Colorimeter
  • Contact Image Sensor
  • Electro-optical Sensor
  • Flame Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Kinetic Inductance Detector
  • LED as Light Sensor
  • Light Addressable Potentiometric Sensor
  • Nichols radiometer
  • Fiber optic sensors
  • Optical position sensor
  • Photodetector
  • Photodiode
  • Photomultiplier tubes
  • Phototransistor
  • Photoelectric Sensor
  • Photoionization detector
  • Photomultiplier
  • Photoresistor
  • Photoswitch
  • Phototube
  • Scintillometer
  • Shack-Hartmann
  • Single-photon Avalanche Diode
  • Superconducting nanowire single-photon detector
  • Transition Edge Sensor
  • Visible Light Photon Counter
  • Wavefront Sensor



Pressure Sensors

A pressure sensor measures pressure, typically of gases or liquids. Pressure is an expression of the force required to stop a fluid from expanding, and is usually stated in terms of force per unit area. A pressure sensor usually acts as a transducer; it generates a signal as a function of the pressure imposed.

Types of pressure sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Barograph
  • Barometer
  • Boost Gauge
  • Bourdon Gauge
  • Hot Filament Ionization Gauge
  • Ionization Gauge
  • McLeod Gauge
  • Oscillating U-tube
  • Permanent Downhole Gauge
  • Piezometer
  • Pirani Gauge
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Tactile Sensor
  • Time Pressure Gauge



Force, Density, and Level Sensors

A Force Sensor is a sensor that converts an input mechanical force into an electrical output signal. Force Sensors are also commonly known as Force Transducers.

Types of force sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Air flow meter
  • Bhangmeter
  • Hydrometer
  • Force Gauge
  • Level Sensor
  • Load Cell
  • Magnetic Level Gauge
  • Nuclear Density Gauge
  • Piezoelectric Sensor
  • Strain Gauge
  • Torque Sensor
  • Viscometer



Thermal, Heat, and Temperature Sensors

A thermal sensor is a device that detects temperature. Thermal sensors are found in many laptops and desktop PCs in order to sound an alarm when a certain temperature has been exceeded.

Types of thermal sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Bolometer
  • Bimetallic Strip
  • Calorimeter
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature Gauge
  • Flame Detection
  • Gardon Gauge
  • Golay Cell
  • Heat Flux Sensor
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Microbolometer
  • Microwave Radiometer
  • Net Radiometer
  • Quartz Thermometer
  • Resistance Temperature Detector
  • Resistance Thermometer
  • Silicon Bandgap Temperature Sensor
  • Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • Temperature GAuge
  • Thermistor
  • Thermocouple
  • Pyrometer



Proximity and Presence Sensors

A proximity sensor is a sensor able to detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact. The maximum distance that this sensor can detect is defined “nominal range”. Some sensors have adjustments of the nominal range or means to report a graduated detection distance.

Types of thermal sensors that SunMan has Expertise in Include:

  • Alarm Sensor
  • Doppler Radar
  • Motion Detector
  • Occupancy Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Passive Infrared Sensor
  • Reed Switch
  • Stud Finder
  • Triangulation Sensor
  • Touch Switch
  • Wired Glove


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