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Coming soon: HBM has developed a new optical interrogator for thermal validation and structural health applications.
- Ideal for high voltage environments
- Long distance measurements
- Hundreds of measurement channels within a single module
An optical interrogator, also known as measurement unit or data acquisition system, is an optoelectronic instrument, which allows the reading of optical sensors, e.g. fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors, in static and dynamic monitoring applications. An FBG interrogator can measure a large sensing network composed by various types of sensors such as strain, temperature, displacement, acceleration, or tilt that connected along multiple fibers, by acquiring data simultaneously.
During data acquisition, the interrogator measures the wavelength associated with the light reflected by the optical sensors and then converts it into engineering units. The readings are then transmitted via Ethernet or FireWire for archiving, analyzing or exporting using a software interface. With the right QuantumX modules setup, the interrogator can be integrated into different communication protocols such as PROFIBUS or CANbus.
FBG sensors are easy to install, electromagnetically safe and can also be used in highly explosive atmospheres. In order to retrieve the most accurate measurements, you need the right interrogator. Suitable for large scale sensing networks, HBM's interrogators provide precise and high resolution static and dynamic measurements.