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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 [...]

Micron Optics Announces a Depolarized Laser for its HYPERION Platform

October 28th, 2015|

Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems and tunable laser technology, today announces the availability of a depolarized laser source for its x55 HYPERION platform of optical sensing instrumentation. Often, the nature of the FBG sensors and their deployments bring along the complexity of a birefringence or polarization sensitivity of strain, temperature, displacement, pressure or acceleration measurements.  Historically, users have had to choose between the speed, loss budget, sensor capacity, and [...]

Micron Optics Announces Major Product Expansions to its HYPERION Platform

October 28th, 2015|

Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems and tunable laser technology, today announces two major expansions to the HYPERION platform of optical sensing instrumentation. The si155 Optical Sensing Interrogator   First, available today is the si155: a 4-channel offering of the x55 instrument technology. The si155 carries ALL of the capabilities of its industry leading 16-channel si255 counterpart, including: 160nm scanning range with 1pm absolute accuracy at 1kHz speed Simultaneous delivery [...]

Micron Optics to Exhibit Alongside GHT Photonics and Ambher at SHMII in Torino, Italy

October 28th, 2015|

Next month Micron Optics will be exhibiting alongside its partners GHT Photonics and Ambher at the 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII). The conference will be held July 1st through the 3rd in Torino, Italy at the Politecnico Di Torino. At SHMII Micron Optics will be featuring its portfolio of industry-leading optical sensing products at booth #1 including its newest product, the si255 Optical Sensing Interrogator. Built upon the new HYPERION instrumentation platform, the [...]

Monitoring Self-Healing Composite Structures Using FBG Sensors

October 27th, 2015|

Composite materials, while strong and lightweight do not show visible signs of wear and tear like their metallic counterparts, which makes inspection of these material systems difficult. Therefore, with the use of composite materials becoming more prevalent, the importance of structural health monitoring (SHM) has increased. In recent years the use of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology in SHM has become more popular for its benefits over traditional methods. An example of FBG technology applied [...]