Chiral Photonics, Inc., an SPIE Corporate Member, has announced that it has been awarded $500,000 in a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The grant will be used to develop a novel optical fiber sensor platform capable of measuring temperature, pressure, strain, axial twist, liquid levels and other environmental variables. Sensor gratings are microfabricated into a monolithic fiber and can be made in materials optimal for the application, so can be tailored for harsh environments where they may be exposed to extreme temperatures, corrosive chemicals or high radiation. As optical fiber sensors, they are also immune to electromagnetic interference, have fast response time, can be remotely operated and pose no electrical ignition hazard such as might be of concern in the presence of combustible fuels.
Read the complete press release: http://chiralphotonics.com/Web/news.html.