Photonic skins for optical sensing:highlights of the PHOSFOS project


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: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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
ISBN: 978-0-8194-7814-6
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2024 08:51
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 08:00
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2009-10-05
Authors: Berghmans, Francis
Thienpont, Hugo
van Daele, Peter
Dubruel, Peter
Urbanczyk, Waclaw
Rayss, J.
Webb, David J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Vlekken, J.
Kalli, Kyriacos
Sugden, Kate (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6323-1082)



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