The National Research Council of Canada is seeking a data acquisition system for fiber Bragg grating distributed sensing arrays
November 4, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario
The Government of Canada is looking for innovative ways to help Canadian small businesses succeed.
Today, Innovative Solutions Canada launched a new challenge led by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to build on their innovative ultrafast laser inscription of fiber Bragg grating technology.
Since current fiber Bragg grating sensor interrogation methods are limited in the number of sensing elements that can be measured, the NRC is seeking the demonstration of a data acquisition system that can measure up to thousands of sensors present on distributed fiber optic sensing arrays on a single optical fiber.
This technology is used in many sectors of the Canadian industry, including structural health monitoring of civil structures (e.g. bridges, hydroelectric dams, wind turbines), energy production and environmental monitoring (e.g. oil pipelines, gas turbines) and green technologies (e.g. electric vehicle battery performance).