Putting The Power Of Monitoring And Safety In Your Hands
FBG technology use this reliable medium to carry data acquired from both the sensors and the sensing element. The advantage of combining fiber optic technology with FBG technology is that it provides long term stability to the sensor and removes the need to recalibrate over time. The sensing element in FBG based sensors has very small dimensions and therefore our sensors can be customized and mounted on structures with minimal modification or effect on the structure’s behavior. Fiber optics sensors not require a dedicated channel and cable for each sensor in order to acquire data, allowing many tens of FBGs to be integrated in a single optical fiber. This leading to very simple solutions when monitoring large and complex structures. Each grating can act as an independent sensing element, which greatly simplifies large structure monitoring. This generates significant installation cost and time savings. In addition all of the fiber scan be connected to a single read-out unit (FBG interrogator).
The sensor can also be exposed to extreme temperatures and operate in harshenvironments. Data transfer via fiber optics is already a standard in the telecommunication industry due to its wide broadband, low loss and the ability to carry the signal over long distances without needing anamplifier. Sensing systems based on
Sensing systems based on Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) technology have numerous advantages compared to conventional electrical sensors. The sensor itself acts as a passive component in the sensing network allowing the integration ofthe sensing system and sensor even inside explosive environments where any electrical signal orsparking is prohibited. Fiber optic sensors use light as the signal carrier, rather than electric current as in conventional sensors, which renders them immune to interference from electrostatic, electromagnetic and radiosources.