Alteria Automation SL is a high-tech engineering company based in Madrid since 2017. Its activity is focused on the development, manufacture and sale of industrial, environmental and health monitoring sensors with embedded-edge architecture, that we could translate as: pre-process at source or smart sensor. Alteria has a laboratory in facilities that occupy 700 m², equipped with extensive means of rapid prototyping, including a robotic pick & place system for the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCB) and high-end electronic instrumentation equipment. Further, Alteria has a production & assembly line for short series. Since March 2020, Alteria has developed I-ON AIR, a range of intelligent Air disinfection products, using Ultraviolet C, for closed environments, coupled with a range of smart sensors to monitor Air quality. Alteria has participated in several European projects like the ECSEL Project “SILENSE” https://silense.eu/partners or the INNO4COV-19 “I-ON AIR”: http://www.inno4cov19.eu/open-call-results/. Finally, Alteria holds the European Commission SEAL OF EXCELLENCE and INNOVATIVE SME label from the Spanish Government. ALTERIA
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Alteria will make its first approach into biodegradable compostable sensor parts. Alteria has focused on the antenna traditionally manufactured with metal base that is both bulky and toxic. Substrates are an important part of this research, so Alteria will explore certain types of paper and silver inks. Alteria also will be cooperating with Hansenhof in the development of the third demonstrator. Battery management process will be developed by Alteria to handle the µC deep sleep states and its interaction with the wireless polling protocol. The target here is to get the best working time from an organic battery and resolve the power consumption peaks generated by the transceiver while transmitting data. Finally Alteria will develop an ammonia NH3 MOS sensor to introduce the electronic nose concept in precision farming.