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Space Gator: a giant leap for fiber optic sensing
Author(s): R. S. Evenblij; J. A. P. Leijtens

Paper Abstract

Fibre Optic Sensing is a rapidly growing application field for Photonics Integrated Circuits (PIC) technology. PIC technology is regarded enabling for required performances and miniaturization of next generation fibre optic sensing instrumentation. So far a number of Application Specific Photonics Integrated Circuits (ASPIC) based interrogator systems have been realized as operational system-on-chip devices. These circuits have shown that all basic building blocks are working and complete interrogator on chip solutions can be produced. Within the Saristu (FP7) project several high reliability solutions for fibre optic sensing in Aeronautics are being developed, combining the specifically required performance aspects for the different sensing applications: damage detection, impact detection, load monitoring and shape sensing (including redundancy aspects and time division features). Further developments based on devices and taking into account specific space requirements (like radiation aspects) will lead to the Space Gator, which is a radiation tolerant highly integrated Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) interrogator on chip. Once developed and qualified the Space Gator will be a giant leap for fibre optic sensing in future space applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105631A (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304086
Show Author Affiliations
R. S. Evenblij, Technobis (Netherlands)
J. A. P. Leijtens, CTO (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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