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Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911W6-14-C-0008
Award Amount: $999,903.00


To address the Army's need for a multifunctional integrated drive system sensor (MIDSS) to monitor rotorcraft drive system health, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue developing the Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite (MAFOSS) system. Based on successful development and testing of a Phase I MAFOSS prototype, POC proposes in Phase II to develop a fully functional prototype. The MAFOSS sensors will be tested to assess the accuracy of the measurement capabilities. Individual sensor testing will be followed by development and testing of sensor heads (suites) installed at multiple locations capable of covering the entire aircraft drive system. MAFOSS is based on integration of multiple types of fiber optic sensors arrayed on a single MEMS chip, a unique sensor interrogation scheme, and a novel sensor multiplexing technique. The capability and feasibility of MAFOSS was successfully demonstrated in Phase I through modeling and simulation of sensor performance and fabrication and testing of a prototype sensor suite for measurement of multiple health-related power train parameters. Phase II efforts will focus on optimizing the MAFOSS design, fabricating and testing a prototype fully meeting Army requirements, and developing an airworthy qualification test plan.

Principal Investigator:

Naibing Ma
Principal Scientist
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Integrated Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No