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CAMP Activities Lead to Clarkson University Spin-off Company Timbre, Inc.


Timbre, Inc., a technology start-up company spun-off from Clarkson University, was founded in 2008 by Clarkson Civil Engineering Research Associate Matthew Whelan ('04,'05,'09), Ph.D. Candidate Michael Gangone '05,'06, and Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Kerop Janoyan when a New York Times article about their research brought about international attention and interest in commercialization. Timbre specializes in the development and commercialization of innovative sensor technology for a variety of integrated sensor applications.  See Figure 2 in regards to wind turbine systems.

The founders have established the software capabilities, applications expertise, and intellectual property for advanced on-board structural diagnostic platforms. These monitor the operational health of large civil constructions, such as wind turbine towers and highway bridge components.

"We are developing embedded systems and providing pervasive solutions for a number of applications," says Janoyan. "Our proprietary wireless network sensing solution has exceeded the capabilities of leading technology vendors in the market."

Timbre is now actively pursuing product development in a number of interrelated markets through an open-architecture sensing platform, directed top-layer software, and hardware customization.




 Figure 2.  Timbre's OBSD platform integrates sensor modules designed with advanced components optimized to balance real-time acquisition with long-term autonomous operation needs in an application-specific framework.  The structural supervisory platform integrates with control and monitoring network structure in-place on wind turbine systems for decision making.

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