Hydrogen: How do we keep track of the leakiest gas of all?
The need for hydrogen gas sensing is growing beyond its historic focus on leak detection to encompass a broader range of opportunities including blending, process control and metering. Is there one technology that can meet each of these very different opportunities?
Direct air capture: an industrial solution to the climate crisis?
Direct air capture is still too expensive for rollout at the scale required to meet net zero – but it need not be. Appetite for technology development is growing, safe in the knowledge that current demand for negative emissions technologies outstrips available capacity – and that future demand will be even greater.
Low-carbon hydrogen: the shift from centralised to distributed production and consumption is underway
The vision for how low-carbon hydrogen will be adopted is shifting. Could the revolution happen faster one vehicle or one boiler at a time? And if so, Who will pay for it?
Are uncrashable cars moving from an ambition to a necessity?
If the proposals of a UK legal review are implemented and copied internationally, operators of vehicles that are driving autonomously will become “users in charge”, manufacturers will become accountable as part of a very different regulatory system that assures safety, and autonomous vehicles (AVs) will need to become as good as uncrashable.
Building the "perfect" MEMS mirror for next-generation lidar – what have we learned?
Earlier this year, we challenged ourselves to design a “perfect” beam steering unit for next-generation lidar. Here we discuss what the experiment has taught us about perfecting the design of a MEMS mirror for lidar.
Interview: Dr Christopher Borroni-Bird, founder of Afreecar, on autonomous driving and connectivity
Chris Borroni-Bird, serial innovator in the automotive industry, talks to TTP about current opportunities in autonomous driving, where we might first see the driverless cars in cities, and his most recent project, "Afreecar".
Lidar: Edging towards efficient sensing
We’ve long left “chicken-bucket” lidars in the rear-view mirror – is the spray painting approach to point cloud capture the next to go? To achieve the $100 cost target for mass production lidar, providers need to embrace smart sensing, says Ollie Matthews.
Lidar: How to build the “perfect” beam steering unit
Lidar companies are developing a range of laser beam steering technologies for autonomous vehicles – we at TTP have set ourselves the challenge of designing a “perfect” beam steering unit for next-generation lidar.
Quantum technology: addressing the packaging challenge to foster commercialisation
The UK and other countries are building a vibrant quantum technology ecosystem that soon needs to become self-sustaining. Will addressing the “quantum technology packaging challenge” more rapidly create a quantum economy that delivers the benefits of Quantum 2.0? A blog by William Hamlyn, Laura Wright and Ben Metcalf.
Is "sharing" space on wafers an effective solution for micro-fabrication prototyping?
MPWs can be a low-cost and accessible way of making your first MEMS chip, but what do you need to know before choosing this route? In this blog, we discuss the pros and cons, alongside examples of three TTP-internal MPW projects, ranging from more conventional bulk microfabrication to lesser-known polymer and plastic-related processes.