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Spinoff Sensuron Launches Fiber Optic Sensing Platforms

25 August 2015

Sensuron, a global provider of compact fiber optic sensing (FOS) systems, has introduced its RTS 125 and RTS 150 systems after spinning off from sister company 4DSP. The company claims that its FOS platforms are smaller, lighter and faster than industry alternatives and allow for high levels of performance and monitoring.

The FOS technology uses light to measure miniscule changes in temperature, volume, liquids and stress over a variety of surface areas. The platforms provide 2D and 3D shape sensing. The fiber sensors reflect light readings back to a hardware system, which converts optical data into analog and then digital signals. This provides users with real-time measurements.

Using existing techniques for monitoring equipment, engineers try to keep up with industry developments with solutions that not only solve problems, but also help to increase competitive advantages. For example, by using new technologies in minimally invasive and orthopedic surgeries, developments in the medical field can pre-empt life-threatening issues, improve recovery, cut hospital in-patient times, risks and costs.

One technology development involved collaboration between Sensuron and NASA, the U.S. space agency. According to NASA’s Allen Parker, an engineer at the Armstrong Flight Research Center, the joint effort resulted in building an exponentially smaller compact and more accurate system that enhances testing, design, measuring, monitoring and operating applications.

The Sensuron offering can also monitor the structural health of aircraft, buildings, nuclear equipment, dams, automobiles and trains.It also improves the efficiency of wind turbines and monitors components and structures within tunnels, chemicals, or nuclear power plants.

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