4DSP LLC announces strategic partnership with FBGS
December 11, 2013, AUSTIN, TX, USA – 4DSP LLC, a leading global developer of fiber optic strain, temperature and 3D shape sensing technology today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with FBGS, the premier OEM source of Fiber Bragg Gratings used in optical sensing, allowing 4DSP to expand its fiber optic sensing technology into the European market.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our current fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) sales and marketing efforts in Europe by partnering with a world leader in sensing fibers,” said Mike Pochkowski, director of sales and marketing for 4DSP. “The collaboration between 4DSP and FBGS solidifies 4DSP’s position as the most advance source for fiber optic sensing solutions in the world.”
4DSP’s fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) was developed in conjunction with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and acknowledged with R&D Magazine’s prestigious 2013 R&D 100 Award. The fiber optic sensing system will benefit multiple industries and make available to the public a world-class technology which increases safety by revolutionizing structural health monitoring. The future of fiber optic sensing looks bright and 4DSP is delighted to be the technology innovator.
“Aligning with 4DSP gives our current and future customers unique access to a cutting edge technology that perfectly complements our All Grating Fiber (AGF) based on our Draw Tower Technology , said Hugo Mertens, CEO of FBGS. We are providing the engineering community with a technology which for the first time impacts every facet of product development and deployment including design, test, implementation and monitoring. Together, these technologies allow our customers to multiplex and monitor thousands of sensors on a single fiber, producing accurate strain or temperature measurements”.
Sensuron is a leading global provider of fiber optic sensing systems that use light to test, measure and control applications across the aerospace, medical and energy industries. With seven years of experience working closely with NASA, Sensuron has a rich heritage in groundbreaking innovation and customer success.
Sensuron’s mission is to solve problems on a global scale by utilizing light-based technologies that ensure equipment is functional, reliable and safe. The company strives not only to provide the most sophisticated sensing platforms on the market, but also to serve today’s engineers by providing the information they require to advance their innovations. In these ways and many others, Sensuron continues to help customers achieve their objectives today and will do so for years to come.
FBGS is a Belgium / Germany based developer and manufacturer of high strength Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) using draw tower technology. These ‘Draw Tower Gratings’ – DTG® – are commercialized by FBGS as an OEM component into the fiber optic sensing industry and are applied worldwide for both standard and tailored sensing applications in industries such as medical, oil&gas, composite, transport, process, civil & geo, telecom and R&D.