Fiber optic sensing (FOS) technology is continuously being developed and offers many advantages over other traditional sensing technologies. The fiber sensors are compact, flexible, lightweight, and immune to electromagnetic interference. For optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) interrogation, thousands of Fiber Bragg gratings can be continuously spaced along the length of the fiber to allow for simultaneous measurements of temperature and strain with high spatial resolution. However interrogators implementing OFDR remain costly and are still economically difficult to justify for broad deployment. For this reason, Sensuron is excited to collaborate with NASA in this program to develop and create the technology needed to drive down the cost of this sensing solution and produce a ruggedized low SWAP-C FOS system that will be applicable to temperature and liquid level monitoring applications. The resulting product will be designed to meet harsh environmental specifications for radiation, temperature, shock & vibration as well as humidity. It will be capable of deployment in space missions but its commercial use will be most prevalent across many earth-bound applications.
Cryogenic tanks liquid level sensing
Pressure vessels temperature sensing and structural health monitoring
In-space structural health monitoring of buildings and assets
Aerospace: Distributed load monitoring, SHM and failure prediction, composite materials manufacturing and embedment.
Energy: Oil well health equipment monitoring, storage tank liquid level and stratification, wind turbine blade testing.
Automotive: Structural integrity study of prototypes, battery cells temperature monitoring.
Civil engineering: Structural health monitoring of buildings and bridges.