Case Study 2002-2005. Research Project AIMS
Sponsors: UK DTI/EPSRC LINK OSDA Programme
Partners: Smart Fibres, BAE Systems, University of Southampton, University of Surrey, Honda F1 Racing
Project 'AIMS' - Affordable Integrated Monitoring Systems
To develop a new design of fiber Bragg grating interrogation equipment with increased robustness, greater integration and lower cost. Key developments include a Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) tunable Fabry-Perot optical filter, together with an integrated optical circuit fabricated on silicon-on-insulator (SOI).
- Advancement of the state of the art of the two core technologies that were subject of the research:
- a MEMS tunable Fabry-Perot optical filter
- an integrated optical circuit fabricated on silicon-on-insulator
- A move towards a lower cost, robust architecture for FBG instrumentation.