NASA Armstrongâ€™s Fiber Optic Sensing System (FOSS)
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, CA, United States
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Centerâ€™s lightweight, robust fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) represents a major breakthrough in high-speed operational monitoring and sensing technology. The sensing system can be used to determine a variety of critical parameters including strain, shape deformation, temperature, liquid level, strength, and operational loads in real-time.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This state-of-the-art sensor system is small, lightweight, and fast—it processes information at rates up to 100 times per second, representing a 20-fold improvement over existing technologies. In addition, it offers unprecedented levels of data density—each 40-foot, hair-like fiber offers up to 2,000 data points, with adjustable spatial resolution.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 318
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: The FOSS portfolio technologies were developed by NASA.
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Development / License Partners