Sensors for Turbomachinery
Engine Health Monitoring
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Detection, rotating stall/surge detection and rotor blade or BLISK/IBR crack detection
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Non-Destructive Inspection
3D Synchronous Magnetic Imaging System (3D-SMIS™) and Modified Acoustic Emission (M-AE) sensors and structural monitoring
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Energy Harvesters
Technologies include magnetothermal harvesters and thermal powered pumps, self-powered wireless strain gauges and Omnivore™ multi-source energy harvesters.
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Engineered Magnetic Materials
Powdered magnetics, magnetodielectrics and ferrofluids for sensors, antennas and energy harvesting.
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Specialty Optics
Shock, vibration and radiation-resistant optics.
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  • Sensors for Turbomachinery
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  • Energy Harvesters
  • Engineered Magnetic Materials
  • Specialty Optics

Latest News

  • Prime Photonics to exhibit at the 2017 Propulsion Safety and Sustainment Conference

    May 18, 2017 (Blacksburg, VA) – On May 22-25, Prime Photonics will be exhibiting at the 2017 Propulsion Safety and Sustainment Conference at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. 2017 PS&S will be collocated with the 2017 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference, with attendees from both conferences having access to the exhibit hall which will include exhibits by FAA, NASA and USAF.

  • Prime Photonics exhibits at the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)

    April 12, 2017 (Blacksburg, VA) – On April 3-5, Prime Photonics exhibited at the 2017 Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Collocated with the annual Navy Sea, Air & Space (SAS) Global Maritime Exposition, the 2017 Navy FST hosted over 100 small businesses to exhibit and present on their Navy projects and products.

  • Prime Photonics welcomes Tim Davis as Director of Sales

    February 23, 2017 (Blacksburg, VA) – Prime Photonics welcomes Tim Davis to the Prime Photonics team as Director of Sales. Prior to joining Prime Photonics, Tim served 10 years with Siemens (formerly Rolls-Royce Energy), most recently as New Unit Business Director. From 1999 to 2007 Tim was General Manager for 1420 Corporation where he turned around a financially challenged company in 1999 to a consistent profit generator in 2007. Prior to 1420 Corporation, Tim served in various roles for Columbia Gas System, including Director of Market Development, during which time he developed and marketed the United States’ first factory built natural gas transit bus, which is widely in use across the US today. Tim has an exceptionally strong background in Sales and Marketing, Project Management and Business Management, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech

  • Prime Photonics to Exhibit at Apex Users Conference

    January 20, 2017 (Blacksburg, VA) – Prime Photonics will be exhibiting at the 2017 Apex Turbine Testing Technology User Conference, February 27-March 2 in Atlanta, GA, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. At the conference, Prime Photonics and Apex will be demonstrating their integrated non-intrusive stress measurement system (NSMS) comprising industry leading FOCIS™ hardware and sensors and user-friendly BT Blade Timing analysis software. Relying on non-contact optical sensor technology, the integrated product provides high quality vibratory analysis for gas turbines and other rotating equipment for diagnostics, design validation and equipment health monitoring applications.

  • Prime Photonics Presents at EVI-GTI/PIWG Conference 2016 in Berlin, Germany

    September 28, 2016 (Berlin, Germany) – Today at the Gas Turbine Institute (GTI) 2016 EVI-GTI and PIWG joint conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation in Berlin, Germany, Malcolm Laing, Director of Products for Prime Photonics, made the presentation “Hot section demonstration of an uncooled multi-function blade tip clearance and timing sensor”. In the talk, Mr. Laing discussed a recent hot section engine test in which Prime Photonics performed Blade Tip Timing and Blade Tip Clearance measurements. The Prime Photonics FOCIS™ optical probes were installed post-combustor and did not require cooling during operation in the extremely hot turbine section of the engine.