Sensors for Turbomachinery
Engine Health Monitoring
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Detection, rotating stall/surge detection and rotor blade or BLISK/IBR crack detection
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Non-Destructive Inspection
3D Synchronous Magnetic Imaging System (3D-SMIS™) and Modified Acoustic Emission (M-AE) sensors and structural monitoring
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Energy Harvesters
Technologies include magnetothermal harvesters and thermal powered pumps, self-powered wireless strain gauges and Omnivore™ multi-source energy harvesters.
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Specialty Optics
Shock, vibration and radiation-resistant optics.
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Latest News

  • Prime Photonics Presents at PS&S/AA&S conference

    April 25, 2019 (National Harbor, MD) – Today at the Propulsion Safety & Sustainment(PS&S)/Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference(AA&S) 2019 EVI- joint conference Steve Poland, CEO for Prime Photonics, made the presentation “S-Caesar Demonstration of a Combined Optical Blade Tip Timing and Clearance Sensor”. In the talk, Mr. Poland discussed a recent hot section engine test in which Prime Photonics performed Blade Tip Timing and Blade Tip Clearance measurements on a retired cruise missile gas turbine engine. The Prime Photonics FOCIS™ high temperature optical engine probes were used in the late 2018 test to monitor rotor stage 1 of the F112 engine.  
  • Prime Photonics at the 2019 Step Forward: New River Valley Conference

    March 6,2019 (Dublin, VA) – Prime Photonics Manufacturing and Quality Manager, Hilary Whiting, will be representing Prime Photonics at the 2019 Step Forward: New River Valley Conference, taking place at Volvo Trucks Customer Center on March 13th -14th, 2019. Step Forward is a professional development conference for women in manufacturing and will feature sessions including: Networking promoting Women in Manufacturing, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Reciprocity Ring, “What the Data Shows”, Executive Insights: What I Wish I Knew, and LEAD by Example. Prime Photonics would like to thank the Manufacturing Institute and Volvo Trucks for bringing this event to the New River Valley.

     
  • Prime Photonics to Exhibit at Apex Users Conference

    February 6, 2019 (Blacksburg, VA) – Prime Photonics will be exhibiting at the 2019 Apex Turbine Testing Technologies User Conference, February 25-March 1 in Nashville, TN, at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt. At the conference, Prime Photonics will be demonstrating industry leading FOCIS™ hardware and sensors used for rotor blade speed and vibration measurements for the test and validation of gas turbines, compressor systems, turbochargers and other rotating equipment applications.

     
  • Prime Photonics is exhibiting at the Texas A&M 47th Turbomachinery and 34rd International Symposia, in Houston, Texas on September 18-20, 2018

    August 29, 2018 (Houston, Texas) – Prime Photonics is exhibiting at the Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University 47th Turbomachinery and 34rd International Pump Users Symposia (Booth #2818).

     
  • Prime Photonics Participates in the 2018 Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS)

    August 27, 2018 (Dayton, OH) – Prime Photonics will exhibit and present at the 2018 Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS). held Sept 10-13 in Dayton, Ohio. The TETS Symposium is a biennial forum where the United States' turbine engine community gathers to review and discuss the latest turbine engine technology advances. The Symposium draws an audience of approximately 1000 engineers, scientists, managers, and operational personnel from throughout the turbine engine community, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, DARPA, DOE, FAA, engine and aircraft manufacturers, material and component suppliers, and academia.