Last month Micron Optics released the first product offering from its new HYPERION platform: the si255 Optical Sensing Interrogator. The si255 brings to the market a host of new and groundbreaking features, each of which we will be highlighting in several of our upcoming blog posts.
One particularly exciting benefit of the si255 is its ability to perform absolute, static AND dynamic measurements of Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs), Long Period FBGs and Fabry-Perot (FP) sensors.
No longer is the optical interrogator limited in using just one sensor technology – the si255 can measure a host of optical sensors. For example, in Down-Hole Oil applications where FP pressure sensors are often used for their high accuracies, now these can be measured alongside the simple structure of FBG temperature and strain sensors. As the si255 also has 16 parallel channels and 160nm, there is plenty of bandwidth for hundreds of sensors.
No longer must you choose between absolute static or relative dynamic measurements. The si255 brings static AND dynamic absolute measurements within the same instrument. At up to 1000 times a second each measurement is verified and calibrated against a NIST traceable, absolute reference so the user can be assured of the accuracy.