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Visit of Prof. Yutaka Katsuyama related to collaboration on the technology of optical fiber sensors

Grant number: 11/11566-0
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: September 08, 2011 - September 19, 2011
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Carlos Kenichi Suzuki
Grantee:Carlos Kenichi Suzuki
Visiting researcher: Yutaka Katsuyama
Visiting researcher institution: Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The program of optical fiber in Brazil has started in the seventies, almost in phase with advanced countries at that time. Today, it became an important technological reference for South Hemisphere. Nevertheless the subject of optical fiber sensoring in Brazil is still recent at burgeoning stage in comparison with other countries, such as US, Japan and Great Britain, among others. The main objective of the visit of Prof. Katsuyama is to open new cooperation channels for joint development of instrumentation, methodologies for signal treatment, and applications to strategic areas, such as the case of bioethanol and sugar processing, as well as other systems to achieve gains in productivity, quality, operation safety and sustainability. Besides his visit to LIQC-Laboratório de Materiais e Dispositivos Fotônicos/Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica & Mecatrônica, Unicamp, the plan of Prof. Katsuyama is to interact with other groups and laboratories: CTBE's Industrial and Agriculture Divisions, CPqD-Telebras optical sensor group, The group of signal processing of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Unicamp, and the sensor group of Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical System Engineering, Poli-USP. The main contributions of the present program are: (i) to apply techniques of high complementarity to the one we have been using in Brazil for optical sensoring of bioethanol and other products of sugar-cane processing; (ii) to open international cooperation channel with LIQC/Unicamp and other institutions of State of Sao Paulo; (iii) training young researchers (post-graduate and under-graduate students, and post-doctors); (iv) joint development of articles and patent submissions. (AU)