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Micron Optics Expands its HYPERION Platform With a Collection of 5kHz Scan Rate Interrogators

November 17th, 2015|

Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems and tunable laser technology, proudly announces further expansion of its x55 HYPERION platform with the release of a collection of 5kHz scan rate interrogators. Available in 4, 8, and 16 channel 80nm configurations, these new high speed interrogators measure strain, acceleration, displacement and temperature sensors at speeds twice as fast as the closest full range WDM competitor, with a maximum sensor capacity up [...]

Micron Optics at Measuring by Light 2015

November 17th, 2015|

Next week, the second bi-yearly Measuring by Light 2015 conference will take place on November 18and 19 at Shell Rijswijk in The Netherlands in co-operation with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Polytec GmbH, Polytec Benelux, Shell and TNO in Delft. The two-day international conference focuses on optical measurement techniques from a wide variety of fields while providing a platform, where both Industry and Academics can discuss on novel measurement techniques and solutions, bridging needs and requirements for both. [...]

Measuring Force During Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

November 17th, 2015|

When we move, muscles contract and produce force. Neuroimagingsolutions, LLC has developed a system to measure force within magnetic resonance imaging and magnetoencephalography environments.  Most force sensors available on the market are made with metal, and are not compatible with these environments.  A particularly useful procedure is to measure force during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or other types of neuroimaging studies, so that one can quantify and measure functional brain activity of humans.  This [...]

Oil Pipeline Geotechnical Risk Monitoring Using FBG Sensors

October 28th, 2015|

A challenge that buried oil and gas pipelines often face is their susceptibility to accumulated strain, bending and possible rupture effects from soil movements and other geohazards. One example of a pipeline network currently combatting this issue is Ecopetrol in Columbia. In the spring of 2013, a system composed of Micron Optics fiber Bragg grating (FBG) strain sensors and several sm125 Optical Sensing Interrogators was installed by Salazar Ferro Ingenieros in order to provide early [...]

Micron Optics HYPERION Platform Now Certified For Use in Explosive Environments

October 28th, 2015|

Micron Optics, Inc., a leading provider of innovative equipment for fiber optic sensing and laser imaging, today announces that its HYPERION platform of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) optical sensing systems is certified for use in explosive environments according to the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Certification to Standards relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres, IECEx and Atmosphères Explosives, ATEX. With this international certification, global customers working with explosive environments can be assured that Micron Optics’ [...]

Postural Stability Analysis Using FBG Technology

October 28th, 2015|

Standing balance is an essential constituent of most weight bearing tasks and for some professions such as aircraft pilots, astronauts and cosmonauts, it is an even more important factor to take into consideration when selecting individuals for such positions. In past years, there have been studies conducted using fiber Bragg grating sensors (FBGs) to assess human postural stability and balance, however, there has not been much reported on the use of FBGs in the study [...]