Building Scientific-Grade Sensors. Propelling Aerospace Test.

Experimental aerodynamics and aeroacoustics engineers and researchers face a formidable challenge:  Taking careful, accurate measurements of highly complex, dynamically changing phenomena under typically harsh environmental conditions. As a result, they have perpetually struggled with measurement quality that is insufficiently precise. This a direct result of underperforming tools that increase testing time and cost and limit the ability to fully validate models.

Until now.

Born out of the distinguished labs of the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG) at the University of Florida, IC²  builds on two decades of research and rigorous testing to deliver scientific-grade precision sensors that push the envelope of aerospace measurement accuracy and performance.

From wind tunnels and other ground test facilities to flight test platforms, IC² delivers scientific-grade measurement tools that provide unprecedented performance, including:

  1. Higher bandwidth and dynamic range
  2. Greater accuracy and precision
  3. Higher spatial resolution
  4. Ability to operate in environments considered too extreme for most sensors 
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Company Overview

Co-founded by Dr. Mark Sheplak, an internationally recognized expert in the area of instrumentation-grade, MEMS-based sensors for fluidic and acoustic measurements, and backed by a team of engineers and scientists, IC² brings multi-domain expertise in aerospace testing, precision sensor development, and proven MEMS fabrication technology. Through intimate exposure to experimental aerodynamics and aeroacoustics and decades of interdisciplinary research and development, we have gained a deep understanding of the measurement challenges aerospace engineers and researchers face, and how to precisely overcome them.

Headquartered in Gainesville, FL, IC² was created in 2001 initially to provide a commercialization path for UF-generated intellectual property (Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group @ UF), specifically in the areas of MEMS-based instrumentation, flow control, acoustics and smart materials.  IC² has since solidified its focus around a core mission of developing precision sensors to advance the measurement of aerodynamic and aeroacoustic quantities.

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Research and Development

IC² is an engineering-driven company.  At the core of our development process is focused, methodical research to quantify the underlying science and push the envelope of sensing technology. Much of the research and development has been funded via federal R&D contracts in the form of SBIRs and STTRs from NASA and DOD. We currently have active research programs in multiple core areas of aerospace sensing.

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Publications

We want to make it easy for you to assess the full capabilities and any limitations of our sensing technologies. Throughout our R&D work, we regularly publish conference and journal articles and share results of our development efforts, including test and characterization data. That way you can make an honest assessment of the applicability of a sensor technology towards your specific application.

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Facilities

IC²’s main headquarters, including our manufacturing, R&D and characterization facilities are located in Gainesville, FL. Our 1000 sqft facility is equipped to enable modeling and design, sensor packaging, and test and characterization all under one roof. We also partner with the University of Florida and utilize sensor fabrication equipment at the UF Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF). Our laboratory continues to grow, recently bringing online critical acoustic test infrastructure including an acoustic plane wave tube for sensor calibrations.

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