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 Exhibits at PIWG/EVI-GTI 2014 Conference

November 10, 2014 – Blacksburg, VA – Prime Photonics exhibited its FOCIS™ gas turbine blade sensor product line at the joint PIWG/EVI-GTI conference held in Hasbrouck, New Jersey, October 20-24. The bi-annual joint meeting and conference held by the Propulsion and Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) and its European counterpart, the European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation (EVI-GTI), provides a forum for engine companies, United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Energy, university researchers and suppliers, to discuss new gas turbine instrumentation products and technology, future measurement needs in the industry as well as gas turbine sensor standards activities. At the PIWG/EVI-GTI meeting, Prime Photonics’ Products and Applications Lead Malcolm Laing presented the FOCIS™ sensor product line and also discussed upcoming additions to the product line, including a higher temperature Blade Tip Timing (BTT) probe and new probe configurations. Prime Photonics has been a member of the PIWG Steering and Advisory Board since 2010 and is a member of multiple PIWG-driven standards efforts including ISA 107.1: Tip Timing for Use in Gas Turbine Engines.

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