NAIT Centre for Sensors and System Integration (CSSI)

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NAIT Centre for Sensors and System Integration (CSSI)

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TAC Name:NAIT Centre for Sensors and System Integration (CSSI)
Affiliated With:Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
TAC awarded: 2012, 2017
Short Description:CSSI helps industry partners develop prototype devices that address sensor-based challenges in resource extraction, agriculture, biomedical, and advanced technology enterprises. We work with both established sensor devices and new or innovative devices; our team uses engineering technology to produce and evaluate prototypes for a field trial. Our full-time technical staff and well-equipped labs enable us to move innovations from proof-of-concept to demonstration ready prototypes. We work collaboratively with other service providers, and we do not retain any IP.
Twitter Pitch:@NAIT Centre for Sensors and System Integration supports industry to integrate – prototype & systems that address sensor-based challenges
Address:11762 – 106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1
Point of Contact:Name: Murali Pai, Industry Liaison


Phone: +1-780-471-8741



Services offered in: English

Areas of Innovation Expertise:·         Nanotechnology

·         Embedded systems

·         Remote monitoring

·         Industrial controls

·         Sensors

·         System integration

Technical and Business Services·         Design Services

·         Concept ideation & design review

·         Technology & workflow consultation

·         Integrations

·         Project management

·         Business Mentorship referrals

·         Early-Stage Business Development

·         Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

·         Non-destructive inspection (NDI)

·         Performance Monitoring and Management

·         Proof of concept

·         Testing Services

·         Test and Characterization

·         Sample analysis & testing

·         Literature reviews

·         Field trials/Simulation

·         Funding assistance on applied research projects.

·         Technology development

·         Technology evaluation / validation

·         Components/parts fabrication

·         Construction Consultation Services

·         Problem solving

·         Product testing

Applied Research and Development·         Concept validation

·         Applied Engineering

·         Cost Optimization

·         Product Design & Development

·         Product Re-design & Improvement

·         3D Design & Printing

·         Design of Experiment

·         Laboratory/Pilot scale prototyping

·         Non-destructive inspection

·         Sensory research facilities

·         Pre-commercialization

·         Process optimization

·         Automation

·         Manufacturing process design and development

·         Technology validation

·         Provincial and federal grant proposal development

·         Industrial scale prototyping

·         Measurement inspection and alignment

·         Report preparation on R&D results

Technology Diffusion·         Rental of space & equipment

·         Networking events

·         Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

·         Industry-specific events & symposia

·         Field site product demonstration

Specialized Equipment AvailableSpecialized Equipment Available

·         Class 4 certified laser testing facility

·         Test facility for optical photonics integration

·         Facility for microelectronics development: PCB design and fabrication facility, pick & place system, and reflow ovens for mounting components.

·         Micro and Nanotechnology Integration Facility: Class 1000 clean room, lithography, etch systems, sputtering & evaporation systems for deposition.


·         Electronic, Optical, Micro and Nanotechnology test and characterization facility including SEM, electronic test instruments, spectral characterization equipment, and profilometer.

·         Unique fabrication facility: 5-axis waterjet system, 3-D metal sintering system, Thermatron environmental chamber.

·         Advanced Material Development and Characterization Facility: 5000 SqFt of dedicated space for advanced material development in pipeline and energy sector. The test service includes characterization equipment required in testing materials for abrasion and wear testing. Equipment includes G65, Micro-Vickers, and metallographic characterization systems.



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