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We develop a novel optical fiber sensor system, which enable real-time monitoring of strain, humidity and temperature in points along an optical fiber.

 

SHUTE’s patented technology is based on a micro-structured Polymer Optical Fiber (POF) inscribed with Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs). FBG are a well-known technology that functions as sensor points along the POF.

 

Optical Fiber sensors are commercial available but have been up until now been based on glass. SHUTE is capable of producing Optical Fiber sensors made out of polymer, which creates novel capabilities.

 

Compared to existing fiber sensor solutions, our sensors are:

 

  • Very flexible and easy to embed in hard or soft materials
  • 1.5 times more sensitive to strain
  • 20 times more sensitive to stress
  • Stretchable – up to 6% elongation
  • Humidity sensitive
  • Biocompatible

 

In addition the sensors also have the well-known optical fiber advantages over traditional electrical sensors such as:

 

  • Immune to EMI
  • Very small size and lightweight
  • High precision sensing
  • Distributed sensing
A sensor system from SHUTE comprises of three sub systems:

 

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Complete solutions

 

SHUTE develops complete sensor solutions including interrogator, software and sensors. No prior experience in working with Optical Fibers is necessary to benefit from such a system. Contact SHUTE to learn more and discuss your needs.