He later served as global new business director for photonics at 3M. The growth stage is signified by a steep ramp rate where all aspects of the company are growing, including manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, marketing and sales organization with an emphasis on customer support, and new and advanced product development. With the addition of two authors who bring 75 years of combined experience in fiber optic sensor technology, this edition is a significant update and an excellent resource for any engineer who has an interest in advanced sensing systems. There is a broad range of security sensing applications in transportation that can be facilitated by using fiber optic sensors and photonic sensor integrated wireless systems. Krohn attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate B.
Commercialization Basics for the Photonics Industry serves as a roadmap for the commercialization process, helping identify and address roadblocks on the path to commercialization. Various polymeric coatings were developed to provide fiber protection. . He has managed business teams that include all the elements of commercialization. Therefore, good reproducible technology is only one of several critical elements required for successful commercialization. This paper will specifically address monitoring bridges and tunnels using distributed fiber optic sensors to monitor strain, vibration, temperature and the associated benefits.
Can it be reproduced consistently, and can it be manufactured cost effectively? He has assisted over 116 companies with activities in marketing, planning, funding and management functions as well as technical input. Three coatings on silica fibers were evaluated: acrylates, hard fluoropolymers, and polyimides. Cross-functional teams are required to make a smooth transition from concept to product. Participants will get tips for identifying market opportunities and developing a roadmap for successful commercialization. Can it be reproduced consistently, and can it be manufactured cost effectively? It will help to define and justify funding levels and potential sources of funding. All his degrees are in materials science. In general, the basic commercialization elements for technology also apply to photonics technology.
Mobile tracking sensor systems have multifunctional sensor requirements including intrusion tampering , biochemical, radiation and explosives detection. Many of these vital assets are under constant threat of being attacked. The number one tip from a man who has written business plans for more than 60 startups and who was an angel investor for 11? He authored the book Commercialization Basics for the Photonics Industry. There are a broad range of infrastructure sensing applications in transportation that are not being met. The goal of commercialization is to implement the key elements necessary to transform good technology into meaningful products that can fulfill customer needs while remaining cost effective.
It can be used as a supplemental aid for the course, or on its own as an introduction to technology development and commercialization. As the photonics marketplace has radically changed over the past several years, he has worked with a number of companies to diversify into non-telecommunications markets including military, homeland security, biomedical and green energy areas such as alternative energy sources and solid state lighting. A new, 12-lecture digital course from successful scientist-turned-businessman David Krohn will show you how to identify market opportunities and develop a roadmap for successful commercialization. Can it be reproduced consistently, and can it be manufactured cost effectively? Many unique distal tips have been designed to meet the needs of this potentially enormous application. As a result, road tunnel fire safety issues are a concern. Biophotonic technology expands the sensing concepts to include the detection of chemical and biological agents toxins as well as monitor biological processes.
Currently, David is also very active in many technical societies and teaches short courses in technology and business development. In this stage, the funds are needed for product development, pilot manufacturing, market development, beta-site testing, and product introduction. He has written five books and more than 60 papers and holds 27 photonics-related patents. What does the light on the horizon look like? These bends often occur during exposure to high-moisture environments in medical applications. Business plan -- Chapter 8.
He started the Photonic Fiber Optic Sensor Consortium which today has more than 60 participating companies and organizations. There is a rapidly emerging need to be able to provide identification of intrusion threats to such vital assets. Evaluation techniques will help determine the strength of a business opportunity and guide its development toward the best chance of success. In fixed point monitoring, the sensors monitor bridge and tunnel structural health and environment problems such as toxic gases in a tunnel. At this time, he is also very active in many technical societies and teaches short courses in technology and business development. It states that 83% of the United States transportation infrastructure in not capable of meeting the needs of the next 10 years.
This book covers a broad range of point sensors and distributed sensor technologies and their applications in a multiplicity of markets including energy, biomedical, smart structures, security, military, and process control. At age 31, I headed up one team. Entrepreneurial management -- Chapter 11. This fourth edition of Fiber Optic Sensors is revised and updated to include the new sensing technologies emerging in broad commercial use, with a focus on scattering-based distributed sensing systems. Optical fibers are required to withstand high stresses associated with bending.