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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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Technology FAQ

What can it withstand?

Unlike many legacy technologies, Sensuron’s solutions can withstand: Temperatures between -200 to 200°C Operating fiber bend radius .25 in Fiber breaking point .125 in

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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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