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IFOS Corporation

2020 December OIDA Technology Showcase

01 - 03 December, 2020
In-person Event - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

IFOS Corporation

Instrumentation and Metrology

FBG-Based Fiber Optic Sensing for Demanding Industrial Applications

Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensing systems are capable of state-of-the-art performance in terms of speed, number of sensors, algorithmic software, and data analytics. FBG sensors are deployed for the real-time measurement of physical, chemical and biological parameters of interest. The systems are comprised of three elements, namely a photonic signal analyzer called the interrogator, an optical fiber cable with integrated sensors and application-specific algorithmic software for data analytics. Leveraging the latest technology advances, strains to ±10,000 micro-strain (μƐ) with sub-μƐ resolution, pressures to 1 kBar with <0.0.05 psi resolution, temperatures from -270°C to 1000°C with >99.9% measurement accuracy, vibration spectra, as well as high-bandwidth (DC to MHz range) acoustic emission (AE) and ultrasonic signals can be measured. FBG sensing is being rapidly adopted across industrial applications where there exists a technology gap between conventional sensors and the growing need for lightweight, multiplexable, ‘light-speed’ sensor networks with intelligent analytics to inform decision-making.



Homi Fatemi; Head of Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development, IFOS Corporation

Mr. Fatemi oversees business development for new product introduction and commercialization of technologies developed by IFOS’ applied R&D programs. He works closely with the Chief Commercial Officer to execute the company's business strategy to be the provider of choice for photonic sensing systems in demanding applications. His role involves frequent interface between the IFOS technical team and strategic customers to develop requirements and specifications that guide product development efforts and enable accelerated productization. Mr. Fatemi holds an MS in Materials Science from Stanford University.


Company Profile

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (IFOS) of San Jose, California, develops, manufactures and sells smart fiber optic sensing products and turnkey solutions for the monitoring, diagnostics and control of high-value assets in challenging situations. These products are developed for the energy, transportation, civil infrastructure & smart cities, industrial process control, high-performance computing centers, aerospace, defense, and medical industries, which represent growing segments of the advanced optical sensing market. Led by an experienced Silicon Valley based team and a distinguished Board of Advisors, the company is an early mover in the field and is a leader in market-focused and customer-centric innovations that enable effective use of cost-effective high-performance distributed optical sensing systems for monitoring diagnostics and control of local and remote assets.

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