An important limitation of the new quasi-distributed sensing technology is that traditional FBG sensor interrogation methods are limited in the number of sensing elements that can be measured. To unleash the full potential of the ultrafast laser inscription intellectual property developed by NRC, it requires cost competitive equipment that can measure up to thousands of sensors.
Up to $1, 000, 000 funding is available. Applications close January 12, 2022.
Essential (mandatory) outcomes
The proposed solution must:
- Have the dual capability of discriminating an individual FBG reflection wavelength from other FBGs (wavelength division multiplexing – WDM) as well determining the FBG location via time-of-flight measurements (time division multiplexing-TDM)
- Wavelength range in the telecom C-band (1528 to 1568 nm)
For more information and to apply, visit the Innovative Solutions Canada website: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00148.html.