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Fiber Sensing FAQ

How does FOS work?

Sensuron’s FOS technology uses 200-micron diameter glass fibers that have been continuously inscribed with Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG). FBGs are the unique optical sensing element that turns ordinary telecom grade optical fiber into a powerful and robust sensing tool. These … Read More

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What do Sensuron’s FOS systems do?

Our technology makes the task of measuring multiple sensing points over large intricate surfaces easier by combining thousands of sensors on a single fiber. Beyond aerospace, medical and energy applications, Sensuron’s compact FOS technology has the ability to: Increase public … Read More

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How is it different from other FOS technologies?

There are many differences between our platforms and other FOS technologies; however, our technology is industry leading when considering the combination of spatial resolution, refresh rate, and sensing length. For more details, please visit our page on fiber sensing basics. … Read More

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Is it fragile?

While Sensuron’s compact FOS solutions are lightweight, embeddable and can be used in applications as delicate as minimally invasive surgery, they are among the most robust technologies on the market. Immune to EMI and chemically inert, Sensuron’s systems can operate effectively … Read More

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Technology FAQ

What can it withstand?

Unlike many legacy technologies, Sensuron’s solutions can withstand: Temperatures between 252 to 315°C Operating fiber bend radius 1 in Fiber breaking point 2-3mm

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Product Specifications

The RTS125 and RTS150 offer unprecedented levels of performance Read More

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What installation materials are required?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems utilize similar installation tools used with strain gages, including: abrasive (sandpaper), glue for tacking the fiber down along the route and optionally for the whole installation, epoxy as the alternative for the primary installation adhesive (cyanoacrylate … Read More

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What is it used for?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems have a diverse array of applications. The technology can be used to test, monitor and control: Strain fields – By monitoring changes in strain fields in materials, Sensuron’s fiber sensing technology can help engineers evaluate durability … Read More

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What other materials are required?

For installation, recommended materials include lint free wipes, non-residue-leaving tapes (such as flash breaker tape), rulers, protractors, and any other helpful route-marking tools.

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Can you protect it?

Yes, Sensuron’s fibers can be protected by a variety of sealants and tapes. To learn more contact a Sensuron services engineer.

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How does it adhere?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems adhere using the same materials as traditional foil strain gage applications – typically a cyanoacrylate based glue or a two-part epoxy for more critical and long-term installations. The substrate material is prepped by thoroughly cleaning the … Read More

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How much can it bend?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems have an operational bend radius of 1 inch and a breaking point of 2-3mm. By bending and routing the fiber along different material directions, the strain in many directions can be measured.

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Is it embeddable?

Sensuron technology can function independently or as an integrated component.

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Is it easy to apply, maintain, use, and understand?

Sensuron provides all the necessary training on handling, installing, and maintaining our systems and fibers so that our customers will be successful. Most people find applying fiber comparable to the installation of strain gages but one fiber can act as … Read More

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Working with Sensuron FAQ

How do I know what technical specifications I need?

At Sensuron, we recognize that your project may require custom packaging and tools to meet your size, weight and performance requirements. We will work with your team to ensure that your application can benefit from our compact FOS solutions. Please … Read More

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What services do you offer?

The Sensuron engineering services team is comprised of experienced application and design engineers whose mission is to ensure customers’ satisfaction and success. We provide technical services for customers or prospective customers interested in advanced onsite training, product integration, feasibility studies, … Read More

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How long does the technology hold up in demanding environments?

A well-done installation should last as long as it is needed. For example, NASA has aircraft with installations from eight years ago that have survived many hours of flight, technician abuse, as well as sitting out on the hot Edwards Air … Read More

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What tools are needed in addition to the compact fiber sensing system?

Sensuron will provide the fiber and any specialty sensors your application may require. See “what installation materials are required?” Q&A for information about tools needed to install our system with your application.

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