Fiber Bragg Gratings

FBG Instruments


 

smartscan miniatureSmartScan is an ultra-compact and robust interrogator for dynamic measurement of FBG sensors. This WDM instrument is based on an agile, tuneable laser source that enables high resolution interrogation at multi kHz frequencies. The high frequency scan rates allow over-sampling and averaging to give extraordinary resolution.
SmartScan
smartscan
 
  • Multi-kHz Scanning
  • Ultra Compact
  • All Solid State
  • Highly Robust Optics (flight tested variants available)
  • On-board Data Averaging
  • Data logging to USB drive option

Measurement and Processing:
 Wavelength Range  40 nm (1528-1568 nm)
 Number of Optical Channels  1,2,3,4
 Maximum Number of Sensors/Channel  16
 Scan Frequency (all sensors simultaneously)  2.5 kHz
 Max. Scan Frequency (individual FBGs)  25 kHz
 Repeatability  < 1 pm
 Wavelength  Stability  < 5 pm over operating temperature range, +/- 20 pm over 25 years
 Dynamic Range (total tolerable optical attenuation without loss of performance)  27 dB
 Dynamic Range (laser launch power minus detection noise floor)  37 dB
 Gain control  9 levels, per channel or per sensor, automatic or user controlled
 Onboard Processing  For conversion of measuring units and interfacing to client systems
 Bragg Grating Full Width Half Maximum (FWHM)  Minimum > 0.2 nm, > 0.5 nm recommended

Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical:
 Dimensions  140 x 115 x 85 mm
 Weight  0.9 kg
 Operating Temperature  -15 to 55 °C
 Optional Increased Temperature Range  -20 to 60 °C
 Comms Interface  Ethernet (UDP-IP), CanBus and others on request
 Data Connector  RJ45 standard
 Data Logging (optional)  To USB memory device (no needed for connected PC)
 Power Connector  Via mains adapter supplied
 Optical Connector  FC/APC
 Input Voltage  9 to 36 VDC
 Power Consumption  Typ. 7.5 W, max 8.5 W
 EMC Certification  Per BS EN 61316-1 edition 2006
 Hazardous Area Certification (optional)  Per ATEX for hazardous zones 0,1 or 2 with gas gropus IIA,IIB or IIC

A lite version, with limited dynamic capabilities, is also available.
See the website of our partners for more information and datasheet.
smartscan aero miniatureSmartScan Aero is a robust interrogator for dynamic measurement of FBG sensors, based on an agile, tuneable laser source that enables high resolution interrogation at multi-kHz frequencies. The combination of COTS components in a ruggedized enclosure makes the benefits of FBG sensing accessible to applications where it was previously impossible or prohibitively expensive.
SmartScan Aero

smartscan aero
 

  • Multi-kHz Scanning
  • Ultra compact / low weight
  • Highly robust instrument platform proven in military flight trials
  • Retrievable on board USB storage option available

Measurement and Processing:
 Wavelength Range  40 nm (1528-1568 nm)
 Optical Channels / Max sensors per channel  4/16
 Scan Frequency (all sensors simultaneously)  2.5 kHz
 Max. Scan Frequency (individual FBGs)  25 kHz
 Repeatability  < 1 pm
 Wavelength  Stability  +/-5 pm over operating temperature range, +/- 20 pm over 25 years
 Dynamic Range  27 dB
 Gain control  9 levels, per channel or per sensor, automatic or user controlled
 Bragg Grating Full Width Half Maximum (FWHM)  Minimum >0.2 nm, >0.5 nm recommended
 Removable onboard data storage  8/16/32/64 GB Mil spec USB memory stick
 Example data logging period  24 hours per 16 GB of stick capacity

Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical:
 Dimensions  155 x 155 x 180 mm
 Weight  2.2 kg
 Operating Temperature  -30 to 50 °C
 Shock  MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 20g
 Vibration  MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6 D 11g rms
 EMC  Per EN 61326
 Comms Interface  Ethernet (UDP-IP), Amphenol TVP00RW connector Optional, Amphenol USBFTV memory stick
 Power Connector  Amphenol JN1003
 Optical Connector  Radiall LxC-R APC
 Input Voltage  9 to 36 VDC
 Power Consumption  Typ. 10 W, max 12 W

See the website of our partners for more information and datasheet.
smartscan aero mini miniatureSmartScan Aero Mini is a compact interrogator for dynamic measurement of FBG sensors based on a tuneable laser source that enables high resolution interrogation at multi-kHz frequencies. The combination of COTS components in a ruggedized enclosure makes the benefits of FBG sensing accessible to applications where it was previously impossible or expensive.
SmartScan Aero Mini

smartscan aero mini
 

  • Multi-kHz Scanning
  • Ultra compact / low weight
  • Robust instrument platform
  • On board storage

Measurement and Processing (preliminary):
 Wavelength Range  40 nm (1528-1568 nm)
 Optical Channels / Max sensors per channel  4/16
 Scan Frequency (all sensors simultaneously)  2.5 kHz
 Max. Scan Frequency (individual FBGs)  25 kHz
 Repeatability  < 1 pm
 Wavelength  Stability  +/-5 pm over operating temperature range, +/- 20 pm over 25 years
 Dynamic Range  27 dB
 Gain control  9 levels, per channel or per sensor, automatic or user controlled
 Bragg Grating Full Width Half Maximum (FWHM)  Minimum >0.2 nm, >0.5 nm recommended
 Removable onboard data storage  8/16/32/64 GB Mil spec USB memory stick
 Example data logging period  24 hours per 16 GB of stick capacity

Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical (preliminary):
 Dimensions  45 x 135 x 203 mm
 Weight  1.4 kg
 Operating Temperature  -15 to 65 °C (-55 to 70 °C to follow)
 Shock  MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 20g
 Vibration  MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6 D 11g rms
 EMC  Per EN 61326
 Comms Interface  Ethernet (UDP-IP), Amphenol TVP00RW connector
 Power Connector  Amphenol JN1003
 Optical Connector  Radiall LuxCis Mil-Dtl-38999 4-way APC
 Input Voltage  9 to 36 VDC
 Power Consumption  Typ. 10 W, max 12 W

See the website of our partners for more information and datasheet.
smartscan sbi miniatureSmartScan SBI  is a complete FBG interrogator offering dynamic measurement of numerous connected FBG sensors from a single board Eurocard format. It has been developed from Smart Fibres’ highly popular SmartScan instrument. This single board instrument is based on an agile, tuneable laser source that enables high resolution interrogation at multi kHz frequencies.
SmartScan SBI (Single Board Interrogator)

smartscan sbi
 

  • Complete Single Board FBG Interrogator
  • Multi-kHz Scanning
  • Extraordinary SmartScan Resolution
  • RuggedSolidStateDesignwith no moving Parts
  • Available as an OEMmodule for customer integration

Measurement and Processing:
 Wavelength Range  40 nm (1528-1568 or 1568-1608 nm)
 Number of Optical Channels  1,2,3,4
 Maximum Number of Sensors/Channel  16
 Scan Frequency (all sensors simultaneously)  2.5 kHz
 Max. Scan Frequency (individual FBGs)  2.5 kHz
 Repeatability  < 1 pm
 Wavelength  Stability  < 5 pm over operating temperature range, +/- 20 pm over 25 years
 Dynamic Range  27 dB
 Suitable FBG profile (FWHM)  Minimum >0.2 nm, >0.5 nm recommended

Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical
 Form Factor  18 x 160 mm (excluding optional connector frame)
 Weight  250 g
 Operating Temperature  -20 to 75 °C
 Comms Interface  MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 20g
 Vibration  MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6 D 11g rms
 EMC  Per EN 61326
 Comms Interface  PC104
 Power Connector  Two way terminal screw
 Optical Connector  FC/APC (Others on request)
 Input Voltage  9 to 32 Vdc
 Power Consumption  Typ. < 6 W
 EMC Certification  Per BS EN 61316-1 edition 2006
 Hazardous Area Certification (optional)  Per ATEX for hazardous zones 0,1 or 2 with gas gropus IIA,IIB or IIC

See the website of our partners for more information and datasheet.
smartscan modular miniatureModular SmartScan  Building on the success of the SmartScan FBG interrogator, the SmartScan 16-80 offers increased channel capacity for applications requiring higher FBG sensor or channels than the current 4 channel version offers. The SmartScan 16-80 is offered in a 19 inch rack format with all connections rear mounted for easy inclusion in instrumentation racks.
Modular SmartScan

smartscan modular
 

  • 8, 12 or 16 optical channels
  • 40 or 80 nm bandwidth
  • Solid State
  • Rackmount enclosure
  • Robust optics
  • Multiple interface options

Measurement and Processing:
 Wavelength Range  40 nm (1528-1568 nm) or 80 nm (1528-1608 nm)
 Number of Optical Channels  8,12,16
 Maximum Number of Sensors/Channel  16
 Scan Frequency (all sensors simultaneously)  2.5 kHz (40 nm model) or 1.25 kHz (80 nm model)
 Max. Scan Frequency (individual FBGs)  2.5 kHz
 Repeatability  < 1 pm
 Wavelength  Stability  < 5 pm over operating temperature range, +/- 20 pm over 25 years
 Dynamic Range  08-40: 28 dB, 12-40: 25 dB, 16-40: 25 dB
 08-40 XR: 29 dB, 12-40 XR: 29 dB, 16-40 XR: 29 dB
 Gain control  9 levels, per channel or per sensor, automatic or user controlled

Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical
 Dimensions (W x H x D)  19” rack mount x 3U x 11” deep
 Weight  3 Kg
 Operating Temperature  0 to 50 °C
 Comms Interface  Ethernet (UDP-IP), Options fo r Profibus and Modbus RTU
 Data Connector  RJ45 and 9 way D type serial for Modbus/Profibus
 Optical Connector  FC/APC
 Data Logging (optional)  To USB memory device (no needed for connected PC)
 Power Connector  Via main adapter supplied
 Input Voltage  100-250 VAC 50/60 Hzwith mains adaptor supplied (9 to 36 VDC option)
 Power Consumption  Typ. 20 W, max 25 W using mains adaptor

See the website of our partners for more information and datasheet.
smartscope miniatureSmartScope  is developed to offer increased accuracy combined with high resolution peak detection measurements of FBG sensors. SmartScope uses the same tuneable laser core optics as SmartScan and uses an internal optical reference for improved stability and accuracy. Its highly unpolarised light avoids measurement errors commonly induced by birefringence.
SmartScope

smartscope
 

  • High Resolution FBG Interrogator
  • Solid State Light Source
  • Insensitive to Polarisation Effects
  • No Moving Parts
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Broad Operating Temperature
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Ideal for Permanent Measurements
  • Pressure and Temperature
  • Strain in Civil Structures

Measurement and Processing:
 Wavelength Range  40 nm (1528-1568 nm)
 Number of Optical Channels  1,2,4
 Maximum Number of Sensors/Channel  16
 Scan Frequency (all sensors simultaneously)  5 Hz
 Wavelength Resolution  0.2 pm @ 5Hz, 0.1 pm @ 1Hz, 0.04 pm @ 0.1 Hz
 Repeatability  < 1 pm
 Wavelength  Stability  < 5 pm over operating temperature range, +/- 20 pm over 25 years
 Wavelength Accuracy  < 2 pm
 Wavelength Stability over Operating Temperature Range  3 pm
 Polarisation Extinction Ratio  < 1dB
 Dynamic Range  38 dB
 Gain Control  9 levels, per channel or per sensor, automatic or user controlled
 FBG Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM)  > 0.2 nm, 0.5 nm recommended

Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical
 Dimensions (W x H x D)  130 x 85 x 142 mm
 Weight  1 Kg
 Operating Temperature  -15 to 55 °C
 Storage Temperature  -40 to 80 °C
 Comms Interface  Ethernet (UDP-IP)
 Data Connector  RJ45
 Power Connector  Via mains adapter supplied
 Optical Connector  FC/APC
 Input Voltage  9 to 36 VDC
 Power Consumption  Typ. 7.5 W, max 8.5 W
 EMC Certification  Per BS EN 61316-1 edition 2006
 Hazardous Area Certification (optional)  Per ATEX for hazardous zones 0,1 or 2 with gas gropus IIA,IIB or IIC

See the website of our partners for more information and datasheet.

Company

INFIBRA TECHNOLOGIES Srl is engaged in designing and manufacturing of next-generation fiber optic sensors systems, while also offering engineering services. Energy, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Civil Engineering are our target markets, with solutions even suitable for harsh environments. Monitoring of temperature, vibration, deformation, or other chemical-physical parameters through a single optical fiber are our typical applications and FBGs, Raman, Brillouin and Rayleigh are our technologies.


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