Optics11 Joins FASTER-H2 Project with Innovative Sensing Solutions


We are excited to announce that Optics11, a pioneer in fiber optic sensing technology, is taking part in the FASTER-H2 project, a multi-national initiative seeking to revolutionize short and medium-range aircraft operations with sustainable, climate-neutral technologies.

FASTER-H2 aims to design an ultra-efficient and hydrogen-enabled integrated airframe for targeted ultra-efficient short/medium-range aircraft, accommodating 150-250 passengers within a range of 1000-2000 nautical miles. The project focuses on developing ultra-efficient thermal energy-based propulsion technologies, incorporating both sustainable drop-in and non-drop-in fuels.

The recently concluded kick-off meeting brought together some of the brightest minds in the field, including our own Meüs van der Poel, Roos Goll and Stefan Werzinger, along with key stakeholders from Airbus, NLR, and other participating institutions. This diverse group of 20+ participants hailed from Spain, Italy, and Germany and met both in-person and virtually.

Pictured from left to right: Alexander Horn, Volker Reye, Frank Stellberger, Balfour Lambert, Alexander Vidic, Johan Kos, Stefan Werzinger, Niklas Engberg, Meüs van der Poel, Roos Goll.

The meeting was graciously hosted by Joachim de Kruijk at the NLR facilities. With over 25 years of experience, Joachim’s expertise in aviation technology is invaluable to our project.

Optics11: A Global Leader in Fiber Optic Sensing

Optics11 is a global leader in providing cutting-edge fiber optic sensing solutions, serving diverse sectors like energy and defense. Our technology excels in delivering highly sensitive, accurate monitoring solutions that secure and protect vital assets even in challenging environments.

Our expertise spans from partial discharge monitoring for transformers, cable joints, and switchgear in offshore wind parks, energy islands, and onshore assets for the energy sector, to advanced fiber optic sensing systems that provide situational awareness and enhance security in the defense sector.

Our Role in the FASTER-H2 Project

In the FASTER-H2 project, Optics11 is set to utilize its extensive expertise in fiber optic sensing to design and develop robust, efficient, and sustainable systems. Our solutions will ensure that critical components of the proposed ultra-efficient integrated airframe are constantly monitored and assessed for integrity and safety.

While we are confident in our advanced technology’s ability to contribute significantly to the FASTER-H2 project, we believe that our shared dedication to sustainability, innovation, and aviation progress is what truly makes this collaboration meaningful. By working together, we aim to further our commitment to delivering results that drive progress and improve the world around us.

As the FASTER-H2 project unfolds, we look forward to engaging in exciting collaborations and innovations that propel the aviation industry toward a more sustainable and efficient future. Watch this space for more updates as we continue our journey with FASTER-H2!

The FASTER-H2 project is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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