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Interrogator for Fiber Bragg Grating Distributed Sensing Arrays | Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Value

Phase 1: $150,000 CAD; Phase 2: $1,000,000 CAD

Description

The National Research Council (NRC) is seeking a solution that will enable us to detect the responses both spectrally and spatially of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensing elements that are present on distributed fiber optic sensing arrays comprising hundreds of Bragg gratings on a single optical fiber.

Eligible Applicants

Solution proposals can only be submitted by a small business that meets all of the following criteria:

  • for profit
  • incorporated in Canada (federally or provincially)
  • 499 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • research and development activities that take place in Canada
  • 50% or more of its annual wages, salaries and fees are currently paid to employees and contractors who spend the majority of their time working in Canada
  • 50% or more of its FTE employees have Canada as their ordinary place of work
  • 50% or more of its senior executives (Vice President and above) have Canada as their principal residence

Eligible Expenses

Multiple contracts could result from this Challenge.

Phase 1:

  • The maximum funding available for any Phase 1 contract resulting from this Challenge is : $150,000.00 CAD excluding applicable taxes, shipping, travel and living expenses, as required.
  • The maximum duration for any Phase 1 contract resulting from this Challenge is up to 6 months (excluding submission of the final report).
  • Estimated number of Phase 1 contracts: 2

Phase 2:

Note: Only eligible businesses that have successfully completed Phase 1 will be invited to submit a proposal for Phase 2.

  • The maximum funding available for any Phase 2 contract resulting from this Challenge is : $1,000,000.00 CAD excluding applicable taxes, shipping, travel and living expenses, as required.
  • The maximum duration for any Phase 2 contract resulting from this Challenge is up to 24 months (excluding submission of the final report).
  • Estimated number of Phase 2 contracts: 1

Deadline Date

  January 12, 2022

Contact

Contact Name: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

E-mail Address: SIC-ISC@pwgsc.gc.ca

Website: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00148.html

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