NASA's Fiber Optic Sensing System Webinar
Innovators at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center have developed a lightweight, robust fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) that represents a major breakthrough in sensing technology. The sensors, along with NASA's sophisticated algorithms, can be used to calculate a variety of critical parameters including shape, stress, temperature, pressure, strength, and operational load. This state-of-the-art sensor system is small, lightweight, easy to install, and fast—it processes information at rates of 100 times per second. For the first time ever, real-time strain measurements can be used to determine the shape of an aircraft's wing, monitor the structural integrity of bridges and pipelines, or ensure precise placement of the tiniest catheters, to name just a few potential applications.
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During the webinar, you will learn about this new technology and how NASA’s technologies and capabilities are available to industry and other organizations through NASA’s Technology Transfer Program.
Dr. Patrick Hon Man Chan is a fiber optics researcher at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, working in improvement upon various aspects of current fiber optics sensing system (FOSS) for wide-spread deployment. He has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Material Science and Engineering from University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chan has published numerous journal papers related to fiber technology, and is currently working on all-fiber laser source as well as conducting research on shape-sensing fiber sensing technology.