Interrogate your FBG sensors - now with USB interface! - by Ibsen Photonics
24 Feb 2006
Ibsen Photonics has released a new USB interfaced, high-resolution version of its I-MON Interrogation Monitor for FBG Sensor Systems.
The Interrogation Monitor builds on Ibsen high-resolution spectrometer technology, utilizing Ibsen fused silica transmission gratings. This design platform enables Ibsen's I-MON to offer fast measurement frequency and compact size as well as low power consumption. I-MON Product Manager Bjarke Rose explains: "Our I-MON Interrogation Monitor modules have been deployed in the field for over 4 years, and so the I-MON has already been embraced by this growing market that we have designed the I-MON for." He adds: "So far we have targeted the I-MON for OEM applications, and our customers have used our Developer's Kit to test the performance against their FBG sensors. Our customers have expressed an interest in higher resolution, stand-alone monitors with a USB interface for easy setup with a laptop - a need which we are meeting with this new product." Torben Jacobsen, President and CEO of Ibsen, adds: "This new I-MON development draws from the broad spectrometer competencies that lie in our OEM spectrometer business; this is an example of how our spectrometer and grating technologies are drawn upon to match the needs of fiber optic sensing applications with high-performing and cost-effective interrogation solutions." Ibsen will be presenting its I-MON products at the OFC exhibition March 7-9th in Anaheim, as well as other important sensing and photonics conferences throughout the year.