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Alex Tongue, Applications Engineer

Alex serves customers as an optical sensing R&D and applications engineer. He supports end users and their business goals by advising and helping customers solve application-specific problems to capitalize on the full potential of Sensuron’s technology. In addition, he is also a principal contributor to the internal research, development, and testing of optical components, processing algorithms, and optical fiber. Prior to joining the team in Austin, Alex spent three months working alongside some of the original developers of Sensuron’s FOS technology at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. He has also been involved in several other NASA flight research projects.Alex received his Bachelor’s of Science in aerospace engineering and his Master’s of Science in engineering mechanics from The University of Texas in Austin. He enjoys jazz saxophone, running, biking, sailing, and brewing.

Structural Health Monitoring Opportunities

Structural health monitoring (SHM) has slightly different definitions depending on who is asked, but the most comprehensive says that SHM is the process of implementing a damage detection and characterization strategy for structures.  This includes sensors to collect structural data, … Read More

Look Inside Fiber Optic Sensing

01/27/2016 By Alex Tongue, Optical Sensing R&D and Application Engineer, Sensuron New technologies can often be intimidating to implement for a number of reasons, but one of the most common hurdles is a lack of understanding how the technology works or how … Read More

Fiber Optic Sensing for Nondestructive Evaluation

Nondestructive Damage Evaluation Benefits Nondestructive damage evaluation (NDE) is a group of analysis techniques that evaluate the properties of a material, structure, or component without causing damage. It has the potential to provide critical information regarding the integrity of a … Read More

The Role of Sensors in the Industrial IoT

“A big part of the Internet of Things isn’t so much about smart devices, but about sensors. These tiny innovations can be attached to everything from yogurt cups to the cement in bridges and then record and send data back … Read More

Scattering Based Fiber Optic Sensors

The scattering based sensors are all intrinsic interferometric fiber optic sensors, meaning that they depend on changes in the interference signal to obtain strain and temperature measurements. What makes scattering technologies unique is that they utilize naturally occurring backscattering light … Read More

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors

Nearly every fiber optic sensing (FOS) system uses some type of interferometer to obtain measurements on parameters like stress, strain and temperature. The majority of FOS systems in the market employ the use of fiber Bragg grating sensors to reflect … Read More

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