Syntonics’ PaWS™ passive wireless sensor technology enables valuable new measurements — such as strain, torque, temperature, corrosion, pressure — in hostile/challenging environments including turbines, rotating or reciprocating machinery, pipelines and reaction vessels.
Wired sensors can be difficult and expensive to install; wiring and slip rings are prone to fail in hostile environments; and some measurements aren’t possible with today’s instruments. For example:
- PaWS™ sensors can be installed in hot, rotating or reciprocating machinery and interrogated wirelessly to measure strain, torque, temperature, pressure, and other important parameters.
- PaWS™ sensors can be installed at pipeline joints and interrogated from a distance to detect corrosion.
PaWS™ sensors are:
- Passive (no batteries)
- Wireless (remote interrogation with no wires, no slip rings)
- Ultra lightweight and conformal
- Operable in hostile or challenging environments
Originally developed to measure blade strain in an operating jet engine, PaWS technology can measure engineering and process variables in military/aerospace, oil & gas, industrial, and process manufacturing environments.
|Syntonics’ clean room technician is reflected in a wafer etched with PaWS sensors
|After dicing, PaWS devices are ready for packaging and use
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- CIP US 2012/0192617 A1, Determining Physical Properties of Objects in Fluids in Multi-Path Clutter Environments
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The Army is using "RF-over-fiber” technology with both heritage and new radios to implement an aerial layer of aerostat-based communications in Afghanistan. Other applications of the same technology can decrease the risk of electronic detection of command posts (CP); reduce the threat to communication personnel and costly radio/crypto equipment; decrease CP set-up time; enable radio-antenna configurations that are otherwise impossible; and lower maintenance response times. The physics of relevant electro-optic components are introduced. System building blocks are introduced (e.g., lasers; detectors; optical fibers, connectors, circulators, splitters, amplifiers). System design examples are presented for specific tactical radios. The tutorial concludes with a discussion of system design issues for an aerial layer of communications relays.