Kompass Sensor Systems unite optical and mechanical sensors with highly integrated signal processing. Based on the measurement of spectral or mechanical properties, they are used for the universal determination of environmental parameters or of forces and moments in a wide variety of applications. By using innovative sensor solutions, multi-sensor platforms and sensor networks, the following goals can be achieved:

  • Understand environmental processes
  • Optimize the use of resources
  • Maintain the quality of life


Fluorine Tracker

The Fluorine Tracker is a smart sensor system for the safe and at the same time simple detection of fluorine in solid substances. The detection of fluorine, e.g. in ski waxes, is made possible by a modern, clean and environmentally friendly technology based on optical sensor principles.



  • compact design and easy operation
  • robust, reliable and temperature resistant
  • fast results within less than 5 s
  • manual and automatic working mode
  • with user-friendly GUI and adjustable parameters
  • self-diagnosis and error detection
  • approx. 5000 measurements per battery set


The Photosynthetically Active Radiation Monitor is a multi-lambda sensor system for monitoring global radiation. It is used in scientific and technical fields of application, such as agriculture, to characterize plant activity or to provide basic information for fertilizer use. Likewise, additional important information can be collected for solar plants or for viticulture.



  • versatile application
  • small and compact design
  • data output via analog interface
  • robustness against rough environmental conditions
  • optionally available with Kompass Sensor Gateway

Evapotranspiration Monitor

The Evapotranspiration Monitor is a complete sensor system for the acquisition of optical properties in the field of environmental monitoring. By using three different sensor technologies (UV-VIS spectrometer, thermopile, broadband photodiode), extensive information about plant activities can be measured, allowing e.g. monitoring of evaporation and transpiration at the field site.



  • 3-in-1 sensor: UV-VIS spectrometer, IR radiation sensor, global radiation sensor
  • compact and waterproof design
  • synchronous measurement of incident and reflected radiation in dual mode
  • reconfiguration of sensor parameters
  • robust against harsh environmental conditions
  • easy sensor integration via serial interface
  • optionally available with Kompass Sensor Gateway

Water Quality Monitor

The Water Quality Monitor is a sensor system for monitoring important water quality parameters in free water. By using various optical sensor technologies, several water parameters can be measured remotely, both qualitatively and quantitatively, such as information on turbidity, nitrate content, temperature and pressure.


  • multi-parameter sensor in the UVA, UVC and NIR range
  • easy integration of additional wavelengths in the VIS range
  • compact and waterproof design
  • data evaluation via PC software and web server
  • integrated radio module (GPRS, W-LAN and Bluetooth)
  • self-diagnosis and automated reconfiguration of sensor parameters
  • robust against harsh environmental conditions



The Micro Force Transducer is a high-resolution force sensor based on a novel principle of capacitive force measurement with a laterally movable dielectric. Applications for the ceramic sensor include force measurement and weighing technology, geophysics and gravimetry.


  • measurement of forces in the µN range
  • outstanding ratio of resolution to measuring range of up to 10^-8
  • cost-effective design on micro-technical basis
  • very good elastic behavior without relaxation or creep
  • measuring range easily adaptable by constructive design
  • linear interpolation and self-compensation at high sampling rates