Cubic Sensors / Innovaer Technologies  

Hinsdale,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 1225

Innovaer Technologies, LLC. is the North American partnner for Cubic Sensors & Instruments.  

Our vision is to bring innovative, robust and cost-effective air & gas Sensing technologies to market that are simple to implement and provide an optimized total cost of ownership for our partners.  With over 40 years of experience, Innovaer Technologies is committed to working directly with our partners to ensure that all Air & Gas sensing products have industry leading sales, marketing, and technical support throughout the entire lifecycle of the technology.

Brands: Cubic Sensors & Instruments

 Press Releases

  • Cubic Sensor & Instrument is showcasing a complete line of air and gas sensing technologies at Booth 1225 at the Sensors Converge Show in San Jose, CA on June 28th - 29th.  

    The Automotive Industry is seeing unprecedented growth in electric and hybrid vehicles. A culture of sustainability for future generations is driving car consumer vehicle purchasing trends away from conventional internal combustion engines towards greener choices like EV and Hybrid vehicles.

    Automotive OEMs and tier-level suppliers are constantly innovating and developing battery technologies that can increase the vehicle driving range and shorten charging times. With the push to increase vehicle driving range and shorten charging times, thermal management of battery systems has become a critical topic with the goal of ensuring occupant and vehicle safety.

    What is Thermal Runaway?

    Increasing the driving range of vehicles can be achieved in multiple ways. The most common methods are: leveraging larger battery packs with more modules & cells, and implementing higher energy density cells. Regardless of how increased driving range is achieved, all battery systems are susceptible to thermal runaway.

    Thermal runaway is when there is an internal short-circuit or failure within the battery or series of batteries that can lead to increased pressures and potential for combustion within the battery cell.  This can result in the generation of smoke, fire, increased temperatures (up to 1,000˚C) or even explosion.

    Battery Thermal Runaway Challenges

    Thermal runaway of single battery cells within a large-scale lithium-ion battery is a well-known risk that can lead to critical situations if no counter measures are taken in today's lithium-ion traction batteries for battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Fast and reliable detection of faulty battery cells undergoing thermal runaway within the lithium-ion battery is therefore a key factor in battery designs for comprehensive occupant and vehicle safety.

    How Can Cubic "Solve" These Applications?

    There are myriad case studies and white papers that have done in depth research and analysis on thermal runaway in EV and Hybrid vehicle battery systems. The goal of these case studies and white papers has been determining the best sensing methodology for early detection of thermal runaway. Plenty of global studies have shown that there is no single appropriate sensor for thermal runaway detection could identify all risks under different scenarios and each single sensor will have its own challenges and disadvantages.  Depending on the battery design, a combination of two or more sensors are necessary to create a detection system to eliminate the shortcomings of a single sensor and improves the reliability of the entire system for thermal runaway applications.

    Regardless of the failure mode – battery abuse, overheating, overcharging and nail penetration testing – carbon dioxide (CO2) was the leading indicator for thermal runaway and was present in the vent gas of the battery systems.  This rapid increase of measured CO2 was followed by a subsequent increase in vent gas temperature and pressure to include the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

    As one of the leading gas sensor manufacturers, Cubic Sensor & Instrument has commercialized an innovative and flexible earlier thermal runaway detection platform based on complete multi-technology platform of combination of NDIR, laser scattering, MEMS MOx and etc.  This platform allows the OEMs or tier-level suppliers the ability to create early-warning detection systems for EV and Hybrid vehicle thermal runaway specific to the vehicle platform by measuring gases, temperature, pressure and aerosol particles.

    Based on core sensing technologies, Cubic ODM capabilities are also second to none – lots of OEMs or tier-level suppliers have benefitted from Cubic multiple detection principles as well as flexible and fast Engineering and Manufacturing capabilities.

    Cubic Sensor & Instrument Application Focus

    The comprehensive technologies are designed to support emerging automotive application needs as well as some of the most difficult and cost-constrained air and gas detection applications. These technology platforms can be applied to:

    • EV Battery Thermal Runaway
    • Child Left Behind Detection
    • EV HVAC System Optimization
    • Automotive Refrigerant Leak Detection
    • Driver Alertness Monitoring
    • Cabin Air Quality Monitoring & Improvement
    • Exhaust Gas Analysis


  • Long Path Length NDIR for Methane Sensing
    Innovaer Technologies in partnership with Cubic Sensor & Instruments is excited to share the launch of an innovative long path length NDIR sensing solution for Methane detection at low ranges....

    • Small measurement range of 0 - 1000 ppm
    • Accuracy of less than 3% of range
    • Minimal detection measurement of 1ppm
    • Resolution of 1ppm
    • Response time of 2-3 seconds
    • Working temperature -20*C ....60*C
    • Expandable concept to include Carbon Monoxide & Carbon Dioxide 
  • Thermal Runaway Early Detection System
    Truly scalable sensing packaged solution to incorporate multiple sensing elements to best fit each application....

  • Flexible concept to scale up or down sensing components to best fit your battery system application. This innovative technology includes the following: 

    ■NDIR (Non-dispersive infrared spectroscopy technology for CO2 measurement ensuring long term accuracy & stability

    Self-developed MEMS MOx (metal oxide)technology for CO/HC measurement

    Temperature compensation design
    Vehicle-level circuit design
    Compact 5 in 1 design, simultaneous CO2, CO/HC,temperature, pressure, particle outputs
  • Automotive Air Quality Monitoring Solutions
    Success with over 17 automotive platforms currently using the flexible design concepts to develop unique air quality sensing solution to meet application requirements....

  • Sensing options include Laser Scatter PM2.5 sensor, NDIR CO2 sensor, VOC sensor, Temperature & RH sensor. 

    Product application solutions to meet air quality comfort, drowsy driver, demand control HVAC ventilation, & child left behind concepts. 

    Key Features include: 

    Laser scattering technology adopted, the smallest size of available measurement: 0.3µm
    High quality laser module can resist high temperature and with long lifespan
    Intelligent identification of different dust sources
    NDIR technology adopted for fast response and high accuracy CO2 concentration measurement
    Auto-calibration mechanism for CO2 sensing
    Accurate, stable and reliable measurement in various practical and complex road conditions
    Vehicle-level circuit design
    AEC-0100 compliance
    Minimum Specifications: 

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