Prime Photonics – Technologies for Extreme Applications

Fiber OpticsFiber Optic Sensors

We have extensive experience with a wide array of fiber optic sensor technologies with an emphasis on high temperature applications. Current Research & Development activities include Ultra-High Temperature (UHT) FOCIS™ turbine sensors, High-Temperature Strain Gages and UHT Sapphire MFPS™ sensors. Learn more…

Energy HarvestingEnergy Harvesting

Energy harvesting technologies hold the promise of enabling truly maintenance free electronic components and systems.  Prime is developing energy harvesting technologies that can be applied to a wide range of energy harvesting and thermal management applications.  Learn more…

MetamaterialAdvanced Materials & Devices

We are developing exciting new magnetic materials and manufacturing techniques that are showing promise to yield exciting new possibilities in the area of magnetic field sensing, energy harvesting and electromagnetic systems. Learn more…

Wireless SensorsGas Turbine Health Monitoring

Real-time Foreign Object Damage (FOD) detection, vibratory analysis and High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) detection can significantly lower operating costs, improve safety and increase operational readiness of gas turbine engines and land-based turbines.  Learn more…

Prime Photonics Selected for Two 2015 NASA STTR Awards

May 18, 2015 – Blacksburg, VA - On April 30th, NASA announced the selection of their 2015 SBIR/STTR awards. Prime Photonics was selected for two awards out of only 50 nationwide. The New Technologies team, under Dr. David Gray, received both of the Prime Photonics award selections and will be working with Dr. John Duke of Virginia Tech to develop novel techniques to gauge residual useful life of structural components and Dr. Shashank Priya of the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) of Virginia Tech to develop elevated temperature vibrational harvesters to enable wireless strain measurements for structural health monitoring applications.

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