Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

Automotive PM2.5 Sensor

The PM2.5 sensor is developed for in-vehicle use and measures fine particles inside and outside the car simultaneously. Based on the measurements, the air quality in the car can be improved.

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Air Quality Control

Exceptional repeatability and stability over lifetime

Maintenance-free over lifetime

Real-time parallel PM2.5 measurements inside & outside car

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Description

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The dual channel PM2.5 sensor measures fine particles inside and outside the car simultaneously. These measurements can be used to implement a strategy to control the heating / ventilation / air-conditioning (HVAC) system in the vehicle. For instance the fresh air intake, filtering and recirculation control can be regulated based on the interior and exterior fine particle levels to improve the air quality in the car. The information can also be used to inform the driver about interior and exterior air quality. Furthermore, the performance of the vehicle’s air filtering system can be shown.
Air pollution is a serious threat to human health. PM2.5, also known as fine particles, can cause various health issues and is known to decrease life expectancy. The PM2.5 concentration in the air is therefore an important indicator of air quality. Measuring fine particles provides much-needed insight to improve air quality inside a car.
The dual channel PM2.5 sensor provides precise measurements, allowing a real-time comparison of the level of fine particles in the ambient air and in the cabin. The PM2.5 sensor consists of a smart air intake system, controlled air flows in two channels and contamination protection to ensure a long lifetime. Computing algorithms correct the measurement values taking into account the variables of an automotive environment.

 

Status: in development

Functional

  Min Typical Max Unit
Measurement range 0   1200 µg/m³
Particle size measured 0,3   2,5 µm
Resolution   1   µg/m³
Power supply 9   16 V
Power consumption   ~2.5 W    
Ingress protection   IP5K2    

Interfaces

   
Communication interface LIN 2.x
Optional information Output  Extensive Diagnostics
  Extensive Logging for prototype field testing 

Dimensions

    Unit
Length  141 mm
Width  84 mm
Height  31 mm

Configuration

Prodrive Technologies offers you the flexibility of a standard product with the option of product customization.  No matter what kind of product you demand, we partner up with you to meet those demands. We use proven technologies, combining them with new concepts and techniques. In this way, we rapidly develop tailor-made solutions, this has kept us at the cutting edge. Over the past two decades we’ve worked on a wide range of products, systems and solutions, and thus accumulated a great deal of expertise. You can benefit from this experience. Moreover, we can often help you immediately with one of our exceptionally reliable off-the-shelf solutions. But, of course, you can always challenge us to develop something specific to your business and its needs.

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White Labeling

Customer specific branding is possible, to align within customer product portfolio.

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Mounting Options

Various mounting brackets are available allowing both surface mounting and rack mounting of the device.

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