Sensing Solutions

SENSORS

Optical sensors provide an alternative to traditional electrical sensors for many applications, with high accuracy, long term stability, streamlined installation, and premium performance under harsh environmental conditions. These optical sensors offer immunity to EMI and extraordinary resistance to mechanical fatigue.

Micron Optics Fiber-Bragg Grating (FBG) optical sensors are at work today.

INTERROGATORS

Whether an application requires static or dynamic real time acquisition or periodic monitoring, Micron Optics offers the right instrument for the job. Micron Optics' robust, turn-key interrogators provide fast and accurate readings of as many as hundreds of Fiber-Bragg Gratings or Extrinsic Fabry-Perot sensors.

Proven to be an essential element in reliable, long-term sensing measurement installations, Micron Optics sensing instruments have been installed in hundreds of challenging applications all over the world, including large-span bridges in China, earthquake monitors in California, oil platforms in Brunei, and marine vessels in the North Sea.

SENSING SOFTWARE

ENLIGHT, Micron Optics Sensing Analysis Software, is included with Micron Optics sensing interrogation systems and provides a single suite of tools for data acquisition, computation, and analysis of optical sensor networks.

ENLIGHT combines the useful features of traditional sensor software with the specific needs of the optical sensor system, making it easy to optimize optical properties during the design and implementation phase of an optical sensor system. ENLIGHT's intuitive data display and additional graphing and data visualization features make it easy to use.

ENLIGHT provides the basic functions of interrogator configuration, wavelength data acquisition, saving and visualization, and adds several advanced features, including:

  • Conversion of optical parameters to engineering units
  • Optimization of sensor detection
  • Definition and management of optical sensors and transducers
  • Real-time processing of sensor data (including averaging, referencing and normalization)
  • Comprehensive data storage and display
  • Setting and management of warning and alarm conditions

v1.0 is the first major ENLIGHT update since its initial beta release, and the Micron Optics team is very excited to see the new features deployed in customer measurement systems. There are literally hundreds of enhancements, both minor and major, that have been made to extend the functionality and ease the use ENLIGHT.

  • Micron Optics Sensor templates
  • Enhanced data logging capabilities
  • Wavelength tracking and distance compensation for x25 interrogator cores
  • Multi-element (control-click, shift-click) selections in tables. Cut and paste support for sensor expressions
  • FBG calculation shorthand expressions
  • Numerous sensor creation and management tools: constants, create from template, duplicate sensors
  • Sensor sub expressions and operating temperature range controls
  • On board module diagnostics collection
  • New ENLIGHT Remote Command Interface