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Photonic Skins For Optical Sensing

Obiettivo

PHOSFOS (Photonic Skins For Optical Sensing) develops and builds on a new paradigm for optical sensors integrated in an unprecedented manner with opto-electronic and electronic circuitry in flexible and stretchable skins for applications in diverse fields including structural health monitoring, automotive industry, aeronautics and aerospace, robotics, healthcare etc. PHOSFOS intends to develop a technology that provides an answer to essential issues that have so far prevented fibre sensors from penetrating the market, which include packaging, fully-fledged system integration, optical coupling and interfacing, dependable strain transfer and reliability. The project positions itself at the pre-competitive intersection of optical fibre sensing and integrated optics. It aims at developing a flexible and stretchable foil in which all necessary optical sensing elements can be integrated; that if relevant to the application can include optical and electrical powering as well as onboard signal processing and wireless communications; that can be wrapped around irregularly shaped objects; that will allow quasi-distributed sensing. To do so the sensing elements in PHOSFOS will rely on special highly birefringent micro-structured optical fibres (MSF) and polymer optical fibres (POF) with fibre Bragg gratings. The silica fibres will be designed to exhibit almost zero temperature sensitivity whereas POF fibres will be used for their very specific property that their length can be stretched up to 300 % before breaking. The optimal Bragg grating writing technology in these fibres, both silica and POF, will be developed. PHOSFOS will focus on embedding these into the sensing skin and on the optical coupling/interfacing to the peripheral opto-electronics and electronics. PHOSFOS will end with 2 proof-of-concept demonstrators, a first targeting structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures, the second aiming at the automotive industry.
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Coordinatore

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Indirizzo

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

Belgio

Tipo di attività

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Contributo UE

€ 470 172

Contatto amministrativo

Francis Berghmans (Prof.)

Partecipanti (8)

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Espandi tutto

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgio

Contributo UE

€ 307 526

FIBER OPTIC SENSORS AND SENSING SYSTEMS BVBA

Belgio

Contributo UE

€ 137 080

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgio

Contributo UE

€ 252 069

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cipro

Contributo UE

€ 148 618

UNIWERSYTET MARII CURIE-SKLODOWSKIEJ

Polonia

Contributo UE

€ 151 224

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Polonia

Contributo UE

€ 183 887

ASTON UNIVERSITY

Regno Unito

Contributo UE

€ 184 115

ASTASENSE LIMITED

Regno Unito

Contributo UE

€ 65 274

Informazioni relative al progetto

ID dell’accordo di sovvenzione: 224058

Stato

Progetto concluso

  • Data di avvio

    1 Aprile 2008

  • Data di completamento

    31 Agosto 2011

Finanziato da:

FP7-ICT

  • Bilancio complessivo:

    € 2 489 235

  • Contributo UE

    € 1 899 965

Coordinato da:

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgio