Zedelef Pty Ltd has developed a novel transducing technology enabling a new generation of optical telemetry systems. Discover how our patent pending transducer can help you turn your existing telemetry into a fiber-optic one.
Technology: the optical transducer
It is the core technology allowing the conversion of an electrical input into an optical output. It is integrated with standard SMF-28 optical fibres and can be multiplexed for distributed sensing applications. The size of the transducer can be reduced to the size of the optical fibre.
Products: Optical Telemetry Systems
We supply our patent pending optical transducers and the interrogation unit necessary to read them. Our team can design an optical network tailored to the customer’s needs and capable of reading up to 32 analog channels per fiber core.
Our patent pending optical transducer can be used to read optically a host of conventional sensors, including microphones/hydrophones, gas sensors and flowmeters. In many cases it requires no power and can be used to retrofit existing sensing networks.
Zedelef Pty Ltd is a startup company created to commercialise technologies developed by its three founders from the University of New South Wales. Zedelef’s novel transducing technology enables a new generation of optical sensor networks targeting important markets such as mine monitoring, ocean monitoring for both surveillance and geo-seismic exploration and oil & gas distribution systems. Based on optical fibres and liquid crystals, the resulting technology leads to a dramatic simplification of existing sensing systems and to important reductions in their costs. Our mission is to become a leading supplier of optical sensing network technologies for industrial applications.
Patent pending platform technology
Access to diversified markets
The project “High performance optical telemetry system for ocean monitoring” worth more than A$ 3.2 million has been supported by the government with A$ 764,000 under the Cooperative Research Centres Projects stream of the CRC Programme. The project seeks to develop an optical towed array sonar based on Zedelef’s transducers and it is a collaboration[…]
Zedelef has closed its second seed funding round. We welcome our new investors, which include Melbourne Angels, Brisbane Angels and Hunter Angels.
The “Zedelef Postgraduate Research Scholarship” has been set up at the School of Electrical Engineering of UNSW. The scholarship is funded by Zedelef and it is valued at $30000 per annum for two years. The recipient, Mr Josiah Firth, will work on the development of a packaging for Zedelef’s liquid crystal based optical transducers.
NewSouth Innovation (NSi), the has assigned to Zedelef the IP protecting its core “optical voltage sensing” technology. This technology, originally developed at the University of New South Wales by Zedelef’s founders, was initially licensed by NSi to Zedelef under the novel “Easy Access IP” scheme. Following the assignment, Zedelef has now full control of the[…]
At the very last board meeting, just before the program was canceled, Zedelef has been awarded a Proof Of Concept grant by Commercialisation Australia. The grant is worth $250,000 and it will allow Zedelef to develop an optical sensing network for monitoring of hazardous gases in coal mines. The product development will be conducted in[…]
The first Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) cell has been assembled by Zedelef in the clean room of the Australian Nano Fabrication Facility (ANFF). The picture shows two images taken under a polarising microscope: on the right, the FLC in our cell is very well aligned and it can be used in electro-optical devices; on the[…]
Zedelef Pty Ltd has signed an agreement with the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) to move the production of its transducers to the NSW node of ANFF. Starting in 2014, Zedelef will rent lab space in one of ANFF’s clean rooms located at the University of New South Wales. By the end of January, the[…]
Zedelef gets the cover image on the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications website. Read the full article, “Sensor start-up stays in Australia”, here.
Paul Sharman joined Zedelef’s founders team as the seed investor.
Zedelef has been awarded the “Skills and Knowledge” grant by Commercialisation Australia. The $50k funding will be used to develop strategic partnerships.