Slide

Electromagnetics based sensor solutions for safer, resilient, and sustainable cities.

WaveScan Technologies

About Us

WaveScan is an A*STAR spin-off company specializing in the R&D of disruptive beamforming electromagnetics based smart sensor systems and advanced AI algorithms. Our proprietary technology builds upon nearly a decade-long R&D on microwave & millimeter-wave wireless sensors and is capable of high-resolution 4D sensing for non-destructive testing (NDT) applications. We provide an end-to-end AI-enabled asset inspection solution, addressing the specific needs of the built environment sector.

Smart sensor systems, integrable with autonomous vehicles, along with a centralized AI-enabled analytics solution, are the future of active inspection systems for sustaining resilient infrastructure. At WaveScan, we envision safer, productive & livable cities by creating a predictive maintenance ecosystem through data-driven standardization of inspection processes. We are looking for global partners & early-adopters to join us in our mission of disrupting the practices of how infrastructure & facilities are planned, built & managed today.


Why?


LIMITED DETECTION CAPABILITIES

Conventional NDT sensor technologies including X-Ray NDT, ultrasonic NDT, eddy current NDT and microwave GPR NDT possess limited detection capabilities.


TIME CONSUMING AND TEDIOUS

Available handheld sensor technologies in market, aggravated by the manual inspection and non-standardized procedures makes the NDT process time-consuming & tedious. Our sensors provide an end to end efficient infrastructure maintenance solution by digitizing entire NDT process.


SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKFORCE

In conventional NDT processes, experienced field inspectors are needed to perform measurements and process/interpret data. AI enabled defect analytics and prediction of defect lifecycles helps in replacing manual NDT process and reducing the requirement of skilled field inspectors.


NO STANDARDIZATION

Manual inspection & analysis leads to conflicting conclusions based on the individual’s perspective. Currently, there is no standardization of the NDT process for infrastructure facilities. Our ecosystem of intelligent sensors enables standardization of NDT inspection and testing process leading to an increase in productivity with minimal downtime.


Our Solution

End-to-end wireless microwave & mm-wave based NDT sensor solution with AI enabled capabilities integrated in the cloud for smart predictive maintenance of infrastructure facilities.

Underlying Sensor Technology

What is Microwave/Millimeter-wave NDT?

Microwaves and millimeter-waves are capable of penetration through materials such as tiles, PVC, building facades, dielectric composites, concrete, wooden panels, etc. The sensors are designed to transmit and receive electromagnetic waves in the microwave/millimeter-wave spectrum. Based on the received signals and back-end signal processing, the sensors can infer useful information on the subject under test. These sensors are non-contact and detect surface defects such as cracks, corrosion, precursor pittings and embedded anomalies such as disbonds. They also identify volumetric defects such as voids and delaminations and are capable of imaging defects up to sub-mm scale resolution with varying stand-off distances.


Background R&D

The core patented technology behind our first-of-its-kind non-contact, see-through, mm-scale sensing has been developed by our team over a period growing capability through various market verticals such as aerospace MRO, oil & gas pipeline inspection and infrastructure inspection.

Aerospace maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO)

  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) is used extensively during the manufacturing & maintenance of aircrafts.
  • Wings, fuselages and fasteners are exposed to harsh conditions and lead to corrosion & cracks which are hidden under paint and primer.
  • Other defects include precursor pitting and cracks emanating from fastener and rivets.
  • These surface defects are detectable using our advanced mm-wave NDT sensors with sub-mm scale resolution.
  • Our microwave & mm-wave wireless NDT sensor systems are well-aligned with the innovations in the aerospace industry towards predictive & proactive maintenance practices.


Our Board of Directors

  • icon

Dr. Kush Agarwal

Founder & CEO

Kush is an Indian-born Singaporean innovator, who is a technologist by training, a scientist by profession, and an entrepreneur by DNA, which stems from his early childhood involvement in the family pharmaceutical business. He has created technology business ventures from concept to launch and beyond within friends & family. To date, Kush has co-founded three Singapore based tech-startups through his inventions – Synapse Technologies (ML & Internet of Robotic Things), SmartClean Technologies (IoT & AI for Predictive Cleaning), and WaveScan Technologies (Microwave & Millimeter-wave sensors & AI for Non-destructive testing & Predictive Maintenance).

He holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, an M.S. from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, and a B.Tech. from College of Engineering Roorkee India, all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, specializing in component and system-level wireless interfaces. Kush has close to a decade of experience in the R&D & management of wireless technologies and, has authored 25 refereed papers, book chapters, and six patent filings. He is also a part of the editorial review committee of over two dozen journals affiliated to IEEE, IET, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, and Springer. Currently, Kush is serving as the Associate Editor for IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, and IET Electronics Letters journals.

Kush is an Executive Committee Member of IEEE Singapore Section & Steering Committee Member of IEEE Entrepreneurship, where he chairs and leads the professional activities of IEEE in Singapore. He is affiliated with AP, MTT, ComSoc, EMBS, IoT, and RFID Societies as a Senior Member of IEEE. Kush has worked with the CGI (Canada), Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, NUS & NTU, and is actively involved in supporting and building the tech-startup ecosystem in Asia-Pacific region. He firmly believes in teamwork and that, private-public entities will have to collectively work towards shared sustainable strategies, incentives, and a value system as we strive to transform human lives with disruptive technologies to improve the current state of the world and build a competitive, yet healthy & productive future for our younger generation.

Mr. Jagadish CV

ex-CEO of SSMC

Board Director

Meet Our Team

We are a group of scientists and engineers that apply principles of electromagnetics to enable new ways of sensing applications.

Dr. Karthik Thothathri

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Li Chia Choo

Senior Scientist (A*STAR T-Up)

A*STAR Seconded Senior Scientist

Mateusz Kostrzewa

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

Eric Lim

Operations Director

Operations Director

Dr. Yijun Zhou

Senior Scientist (A*STAR T-Up)

A*STAR Seconded Senior Scientist

Saurabh Mudgal

Full Stack Engineer

Full Stack Engineer

Dr. Lye Heng Chua

Principal Radar Systems Engineer

Principal Radar Systems Engineer

Elavarasi Murugesan

Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Xiaoqi Xie

Xiaoqi Xie

Management Associate

Management Associate

Dr. Wee Soon Yeoh

Principal Research Scientist

Principal Research Scientist

  • icon
Jatin Verma

Jatin Verma

AI Scientist

Muhammad Hafiz Bin Yasin

B.Eng. Student, SIT

Our Investors



Our Supporters

Note: Carousel will only load on frontend.

Traction



Press & Media

Note: Carousel will only load on frontend.


Contact

Singapore Address

WaveScan Technologies Pte. Ltd., #02-11/12/23, Block 79, Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore, 139955

Phone: +65 69803489


For Business inquiries, please contact

Email: enquiry@wavescan.sg


For Job Opportunities & HR inquiries, please contact

Email: kush@wavescan.sg



Send us a message