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Photonic skins for optical sensing: highlights of the PHOSFOS Project
Author(s): F. Berghmans; H. Thienpont; P. Van Daele; P. Dubruel; W. Urbanczyk; J. Rayss; D. J. Webb; J. Vlekken; K. Kalli; K. Sugden
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Paper Abstract

PHOSFOS (Photonic Skins For Optical Sensing) is a research project funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. The project aims at developing a flexible and stretchable foil that integrates highly advanced optical fibre sensing elements as well as optical and electrical powering functionalities and read-out of the sensors. This skin-like foil can be wrapped around or attached to irregularly shaped objects or bodies and will allow quasi-distributed sensing of mechanical quantities such as deformation and pressure. The applications targeted can be found in the fields of structural health monitoring and healthcare.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75030B (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837622
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F. Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
P. Van Daele, IMEC (Belgium)
P. Dubruel, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
W. Urbanczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
J. Rayss, Marie Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
D. J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Vlekken, FOS&S (Belgium)
K. Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
K. Sugden, Astasense Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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