Fabrisonic has collaborated with Micron Optics to understand the strain response of embedded fiber Bragg grating sensors in aluminum. Micron Optic’s si155 Hyperion allowed Fabrisonic to evaluate strain response 100X faster than done previously thanks to the interrogator’s high sampling rate. Micron Optic’s ENLIGHT software also allowed easy assessment of the sensors post embedding and provided data acquisition of the embedded sensors. To see a video of stain measure and the equipment, click OPTICS.
Fabrisonic is developing expertise in building fiber optic strain sensors into metallic materials for health monitoring in aerospace, oil/gas, and transportation. Building these sensors into components enables measurement of strains not possible from the exterior, provides protection to the sensor from its operating environment, and adds reliability/smartness to the structure. Fabrisonic is working with government and commercial customers to bring this novel technology to the market.