Photonic skins for optical sensing:highlights of the PHOSFOS project

Berghmans, Francis, Thienpont, Hugo, van Daele, Peter, Dubruel, Peter, Urbanczyk, Waclaw, Rayss, J., Webb, David J., Vlekken, J., Kalli, Kyriacos and Sugden, Kate (2009). Photonic skins for optical sensing:highlights of the PHOSFOS project. IN: 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Jones, Julian D.C. and et al (eds) SPIE Proceedings . GBR: SPIE.


PHOSFOS (Photonic Skins For Optical Sensing) is a research project funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. The project aims at developing a flexible and stretchable foil that integrates highly advanced optical fibre sensing elements as well as optical and electrical powering functionalities and read-out of the sensors. This skin-like foil can be wrapped around or attached to irregularly shaped objects or bodies and will allow quasi-distributed sensing of mechanical quantities such as deformation and pressure. The applications targeted can be found in the fields of structural health monitoring and healthcare.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: F. Berghmans; H. Thienpont; P. Van Daele; P. Dubruel; W. Urbanczyk; J. Rayss; D. J. Webb; J. Vlekken; K. Kalli and K. Sugden. "Photonic skins for optical sensing: highlights of the PHOSFOS Project", Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75030B (October 05, 2009). Copyright 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI:
Event Title: 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-10-05 - 2009-10-09
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible electronics,optical fibre sensor,photonic crystal fibre,polymer optical fibre,Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
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Published Date: 2009-10-05
Authors: Berghmans, Francis
Thienpont, Hugo
van Daele, Peter
Dubruel, Peter
Urbanczyk, Waclaw
Rayss, J.
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Vlekken, J.
Kalli, Kyriacos
Sugden, Kate ( 0000-0001-6323-1082)



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