4DSP Debuts Revolutionary Fiber Optic Technology at JEC Americas Composites Trade Show

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NASA-licensed 3D shape rendering and strain measurement technology promises to revolutionize composite material product design with real-time characterization and quantification of elasticity, fatigue and damage.

4DSP (http://www.4DSP.com), a technology design company with offices in Austin and the Netherlands, hopes its attendance at the November 7 – 9 JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences in Boston will be the start of a new era of product design and reliability in the composite materials industry.

According to Pierrick Vulliez, Managing Partner of 4DSP, the JEC Composites Show is the first opportunity his company has had to introduce the advanced fiber optic 3-D shape rendering and strain measurement technology to composite industry professionals. “Our RTS150 technology is new on the market and represents a 20-fold increase in performance over conventional fiber optic sensing technology,” Vulliez says. “We feel optimistic that many composite material companies will see the benefits of having real-time strain reporting and 3-D shape rendering as they seek to shrink their product design cycle and increase product reliability.”

4DSP licensed its fiber optic sensing technology in June 2011 and was granted expanded licensing rights to NASA’s 3D shape rendering technology on July 21, 2012. Vulliez notes that NASA-licensed technology could represent a quantum leap forward for industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, nuclear energy, medical devices and wind energy. Past fiber optic sensing solutions have been limited by both processing speed and high deployment costs. 4DSP’s fiber optic sensing and 3D shape rendering technology will enable product designers in more industries to create highly scalable fiber optic sensing solutions capable of monitoring tens of thousands of sensors up to 100 times per second.

The company plans to have a booth at the JEC Composites Show and will show a live demonstration of its RTS150 technology to help conference attendees visualize its potential impact on composite product design companies. “The NASA-licensed fiber optic technology will hopefully give product design engineers a deeper understanding of how to work with composite materials as they seek to expand the number of applications composite materials have in our daily lives,” notes Vulliez. “With literally thousands of sensors using a single fiber optic strand pulsing at near real-time, RTS150 will not only help accelerate composite material product design but it will also improve product performance, safety and customer satisfaction.”

4DSP’s booth at JEC is J29, and Vulliez encourages attendees to come talk with his team about how the RTS150 fiber optic 3-D shape rendering technology could vastly improve the product development cycle of material composite products.

For additional information including industry white papers, and to view more live demos of RTS150 in various applications, please visit: http://fos.4dsp.com/.

About 4DSP
4DSP is an innovative company specializing in low power, low weight and compact FPGA based signal and image processing systems. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in the Netherlands, 4DSP is a developer of reconfigurable computers of advanced architecture which offer customers maximum flexibility and scalability. 4DSP's hardware platforms deliver unmatched performance for advanced digital signal processing (DSP) applications for embedded computing systems. More information about 4DSP can be found at http://www.4dsp.com.

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