Project: Torque measurement in the MN•m range

Optical fibres and other photonic components are being increasingly implemented in many rapidly-growing and demanding areas, such as aviation electronics, telecommunications and the automotive industry. Modern photonic systems use novel components with dimensional and optical properties that cannot be reliably measured using conventional techniques. Dedicated measuring instruments are commercially available for some of the required characteristics, but they are often not calibrated and provide insufficient accuracy. New measurement technologies and improved metrology are needed to meet the demands of the photonics industry. This project will develop characterisation and calibration techniques for the latest generation of photonic components and devices in both optical fibres and waveguides, which will underpin their development and manufacture. This will strengthen the competitiveness of the European photonics industry, enabling innovation and providing faster, cheaper data connections.

Acronym 14IND14 MNm Torque (Reference Number: 14IND14)
Duration 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2018
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
5 Fundacion Cener-Ciemat Partner Spain
6 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Partner Germany
7 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Partner Germany