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Postgraduate research project

Advancements in Distributed Sensing through Multicore Fibre Technology

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Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree
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Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

This is an unparallel opportunity to redefine the landscape of distributed sensing systems and contribute to groundbreaking developments in healthcare, environment monitoring, and beyond.

Project overview

The rapid evolution of sensing technologies has paved the way for significant advancements in various fields. This PhD project aims to unlock the untapped potential of multicore fiber technology, offering a unique platform for simultaneous transmission of multiple signals through individual cores within a single optical fibre. This innovative approach opens new avenue to augment sensing capabilities significantly.

The primary objective of this project is to investigate and develop novel sensing mechanisms by harnessing the unique attribute of individual cores within the multicore fibre. The research will intricately investigate the interplay of various physical parameters with light propagation across different cores. It will involve the implementation of advanced signal processing algorithms tailored to extract valuable insights from the expansive dataset generated by the distributed sensor system. Techniques for seamless data fusion from multiple cores will be explored to enhance overall sensing accuracy.

Diverse applications

This project extends its reach into diverse applications, such as structural health monitoring, environmental sensing, tsunami detection, and medical diagnostics. Emphasis will be placed on seamless integration of multicore fibre sensing systems with existing sensor networks and communication infrastructures.

Collaboration and Impact

The candidate will have unique opportunity to collaborate closely with experts in optical fibre fabrication, photonics, and signal processing to achieve the project objectives. The anticipated outcomes of this research will significantly contribute to the burgeoning field of distributed sensing, laying the groundwork for the development of more efficient, reliable, and versatile sensing technologies. The potential impact of this project spans across various industries, from infrastructure monitoring to healthcare, promising to pave the way for future innovations in distributed sensing.

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