Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Tech Packs Hundreds of Sensors into a Single Optical Fiber

h/t - @osamaelmageid

industry tap - Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have developed an all-optical high temperature sensor used in gas flow measurements that can operate at high temperatures above 800 degrees Celsius.

This sensor was developed by combining the concepts of active fiber sensors and high temperature fiber sensors.

It can successfully operate at 850 degrees Celsius, which is 200 degrees higher than an earlier notable demonstration of MEMS-based sensors developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

This revolutionary technology could be successfully utilized in industrial sensing applications where conditions are harsh, like interiors of nuclear reactors, outer space, deep geothermal drill cores and many other areas.   Read More