Case Study 2002-2005. Research Project AIMS

Client

Sponsors: UK DTI/EPSRC LINK OSDA Programme

Partners: Smart Fibres, BAE SystemsUniversity of SouthamptonUniversity of Surrey, Honda F1 Racing

Project 'AIMS' - Affordable Integrated Monitoring Systems

 

Challenge

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).

 

Resolution

Delivered:

- 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.

 

 

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