13 HYPERION Optical Sensing Interrogators Monitor Structural Health of the World’s Longest Sea-Crossing Bridge

Qingzhou Channel Bridge section of HZMB The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is designed to have a lifespan 120 years. The mega-structure, which opened October 24, is built to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake, a super typhoon and strikes by super-sized cargo vessels. However, the Pearl River Delta operational environment is one of the world’s most densely urbanized regions. Degradation and aging from the environment and operation, along with natural and man-made disasters, will impact the bridge’s structural [...]

2018-12-03T17:15:52+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Blog Posts|

Developing Advanced Sensor Instrumentation for Next Generation Nuclear Plants

New nuclear power generation is an important non-fossil fuel option to meet future global electricity demands. To ensure public safety and maintain energy security, the new reactors must be significantly safer and more efficient than previous designs. The Gen-IV design initiative is driving the development of the next generation nuclear plants with designs such as the Molten Salt Reactor, Sodium-cooled fast reactor, Lead-cooled fast reactor, very high temperature reactor and Supercritical-water cooled reactor. These reactors [...]

2018-11-08T15:37:57+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Blog Posts|

Luna Innovations Acquires Micron Optics, A Leader in Optical Measurement Technology

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), a global leader in advanced fiber optic technology, announced that it has acquired Micron Optics, Inc., an Atlanta, GA-based leading provider of innovative optical components and laser-based measurement technology.  Micron Optics’ sensing and measurement solutions are deployed in multiple industries including in automotive and aerospace, Luna’s core customer base. To read the full press release, click here.

2018-10-18T18:16:58+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Blog Posts|

Micron Optics Announces the HYPERION Single Board Interrogator

Micron Optics is pleased to announce the HYPERION Single Board Interrogator as the newest addition to its portfolio of optical sensing instrumentation. The HYPERION Single Board Interrogator boasts all of the strengths of the HYPERION si155 platform in a flexible and complete single board design that facilitates integration into custom and integrator branded solutions. Available in one through four channel configurations, the HYPERION Single Board Interrogator is configurable with multiple variations of wavelength ranges, sampling [...]

2018-08-16T14:16:47+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Blog Posts|

FBG Sensing in Extreme Sample Environments

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 [...]

2018-04-06T12:35:34+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Blog Posts|

Improved Analysis Tool for Concrete Pavements Using Fiber Optic Sensors

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) [...]

2017-12-01T19:44:59+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Blog Posts|

Mine Subsidence Monitoring Using FBG Sensors

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 [...]

2017-11-14T15:39:59+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Blog Posts|

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

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 [...]

2017-06-05T16:22:15+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Press Releases, Blog Posts|

Register for Micron Optics Partner Training Program in Europe

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:52+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blog Posts|
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