Bookham Technology to manage $1.3 million auto sensor project

The British Department of Trade and Industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have designated Bookham Technology Ltd. (Chilton, England) as program coordinator of a two-year, $1.3 million project to develop fiberoptic temperature and pressure sensors for automotive engine applications. The cooperative effort involves Bookham, the Ford Motor Company (Basildon, England), pressure-transducer manufacturer Druck Ltd. (Groby, England), and the Central Microstructure Facility

Bookham Technology to manage $1.3 million auto sensor project

The British Department of Trade and Industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have designated Bookham Technology Ltd. (Chilton, England) as program coordinator of a two-year, $1.3 million project to develop fiberoptic temperature and pressure sensors for automotive engine applications. The cooperative effort involves Bookham, the Ford Motor Company (Basildon, England), pressure-transducer manufacturer Druck Ltd. (Groby, England), and the Central Microstructure Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Chilton, England), a government

facility. Bookham?s portion of the grant is roughly $650,000. The goal is to produce a rugged system suited to high-volume, low-cost production. Integral to the development effort will be Bookham?s Active Silicon Integrated Optical Circuits technology, which combines active and passive integrated optical elements with integral optical-fiber attachment and diode-laser, edge-emitting light-emitting diode, and photodiode hybridization.

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