Measuring Force During Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:54+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Oil Pipeline Geotechnical Risk Monitoring Using FBG Sensors

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 [...]

2015-10-28T14:59:02+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Micron Optics HYPERION Platform Now Certified For Use in Explosive Environments

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’ [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Postural Stability Analysis Using FBG Technology

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Micron Optics Announces a Depolarized Laser for its HYPERION Platform

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Micron Optics Announces Major Product Expansions to its HYPERION Platform

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog Posts|

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

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Monitoring Self-Healing Composite Structures Using FBG Sensors

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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Tunnel Convergence Estimation Using FBG Technology

In 2014, a system composed of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors and a Micron Optics sm125 Optical Sensing Interrogator was installed by Kaisen to monitor the deformation profile of a tunnel during a geotechnical excavation sequence in South Korea. The goal of the installation was to monitor and detect any small dimensional changes to the shape of a tunnel running through a geological structure. These dimensional changes can be calculated from a series of strain [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Blog Posts|

Register Now for Micron Optics Partner Training in August

Register now to join us at Micron Optics’ headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on August 5-7  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 [...]

2017-03-23T22:52:58+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Blog Posts|
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