The MOSAIC project


The MOSAIC project: Multimodal Optical Sensor Applications, Interfaces, and Controls.



A project of the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Photonic Components at Carleton University, in collaboration with researchers from the Chemistry department, the Steacie Institute of the National Research Council, the Institut National d’Optique, the Universit√© de Mons, and with two industrial partners.


The MOSAIC project aims at the development of a wired sensor plaform for multiple applications in resource extraction, environmental monitoring, and biomedical instrumentation. Based on recent discoveries by the team of investigators from Carleton University, the Universit√© de Mons (Belgium)  and the National Research Council of Canada, novel sensors devices made from modified optical fibres will be developed and integrated into practical instrumentation and systems for the aforementioned applications. The latest advances in Nanoscience will be put to use in order to create sensor technologies that are highly selective and accurate.


The benefits of wired sensor arrays become essential in areas where wireless sensors cannot be used, such as underground, underwater, and in areas where electrical signals may prove hazardous. MOSAIC will also address the issues of sensor integration, communication, and multiplexing. Private sector partners involved in the commercialization of such technologies will ensure that the research outcomes from MOSAIC yield the most benefits for Canada.

Project researchers (in alphabetical order):
Jacques Albert (Carleton, Dept. of Electronics)
Sean Barry (Carleton, Dept. of Chemistry)
Christophe Caucheteur (Mons, Dept. of Electromagnetism and Telecommunications)
Pierre Galarneau (Institut National d'Optique)
Derek Glennie (Spartan Bioscience)
Chris Harder (Spartan Bioscience)
Anatoli Ianoul (Carleton, Dept. of Chemistry)
Paul Lefebvre (Weatherford Canada)
Benoit Simard (National Research Center of Canada)

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