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FBG Sensing in Extreme Sample Environments

April 6th, 2018|

Last year a group from Los Alamos National Lab published two papers that detail experimental studies involving the use of a Micron Optics si155 optical sensing interrogator and Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) in extreme sample environments. Some of these environments included cryogenic temperatures, large magnetic fields and applied hydrostatic pressures. The first paper titled, “An FBG Optical Approach to Thermal Expansion Measurements under Hydrostatic Pressure”, discusses an optical technique for measuring thermal expansion and magnetostriction [...]

Improved Analysis Tool for Concrete Pavements Using Fiber Optic Sensors

December 1st, 2017|

The University of Florida recently completed a research study to develop improved analysis tools with the capability of analyzing the horizontal cracking potential under environmental and traffic loading conditions for concrete pavements using 3-D finite element modeling and to also create an effective instrumentation plan for the US-301 Concrete Test Road. Non-conventional concrete pavements including ductile concrete slabs made with reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), precast prestressed concrete pavement (PPCP), and continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) [...]

Mine Subsidence Monitoring Using FBG Sensors

November 10th, 2017|

Monitor Optics Systems, a partner of Micron Optics, recently presented two papers at the 10th Triennial Conference for Mine Subsidence, an event that took place in New South Wales, Australia earlier this month. The two papers presented by Matthew Brunton of Monitor Optics titled "Monitoring of Mining Induced Movements Between Bridge Components with Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors" and "Continuous Monitoring of Mining Induced Strain in Bridge Stepped Joints Using Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors" outline two different projects in [...]

Micron Optics’ Fabry-Perot Accelerometer Ushers in a New Era of Optical Sensing

June 5th, 2017|

Micron Optics, Inc., the leading provider of innovative equipment for fiber optic sensing equipment, today announces the launch of the os7510 and os7520 Fabry-Perot Accelerometers. This patented design brings a fresh approach to the fiber-based accelerometers on the market today and addresses the shortcomings of previous designs. Based on Fabry-Perot (FP) technology, the os7500 is the first of its kind due to the unmatched sensitivity, ultra-small footprint providing ease of installation in most applications, and [...]

Register for Micron Optics Partner Training Program in Europe

March 6th, 2017|

Register now to join us this summer by the Geneva Lake in Switzerland for our hands-on fiber-optic sensing and product training program. This exciting program is aimed at ensuring any user of our fiber optic sensing technology has the tools and resources needed to successfully deploy a fiber-optic sensing solution. The course is aimed specifically at our system integrators and channel partners but is open to any parties or individuals interested in gaining more background [...]

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