TechConnect Innovation Program

Multicore Optical Fiber for Sensing Applications

UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

UCF researchers have created a stable high-temperature sensor using a multicore fiber spliced between single-mode fibers. The device is capable of measuring temperatures of up to 1000°C in a very stable manner. This fiber sensor is able to be multiplexed along a multiple sensor chain and simultaneously measured.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology is ideally suited for the oil and gas industry due to its thin fiber design that is borehole compatible, and the capability to withstand very high temperatures and pressure indefinitely. Additionally, the design allows for chaining the sensors serially, and simultaneously monitoring them all.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 523

Website: http://tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Partner, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners