Smart Fibres Ltd., a global provider of Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensing solutions, today announced the launch of the SmartScan Aero Mini, a robust miniature FBG interrogator optimised for military or civil manned and unmanned aircraft.
FBG sensing, with its key advantages of EMI immunity, harsh environment tolerance, multi-parameter multiplexing and intrinsic safety, has become a game changing technology for condition monitoring and smart system control in numerous demanding applications. And, with a body volume of just 1.3 litres, and a mass of just 1.4 Kg, the SmartScan Aero Mini is one of the smallest and lightest complete FBG interrogators available today. Even so, it still provides the same extraordinary high resolution performance at multi kHz sampling rates that has made the SmartScan range the benchmark for dynamic FBG sensing, and this performance will be maintained under stringent MIL-STD 810 shock, vibration and other environmental conditions. Additional improvements available from the SmartScan Aero Mini include standalone datalogging, and advanced signal processing. As with our other interrogator models, the SmartScan Aero Mini is certified for use in ATEX hazardous zones 0, 1, or 2, with gas groups IIA, IIB, or IIC.
Launched in 2010, the SmartScan Aero is already established as the world’s highest Technology Readiness Level (TRL 9) aerospace FBG interrogator, having been in routine service providing condition monitoring on an unmanned aerial vehicle since 2012. With its reduced size and mass and improved features, SmartScan Aero Mini is now set to become the obvious choice for aerospace FBG sensing.
With numerous alternative instrument variants optimised for oil & gas, wind energy, civil engineering and other applications, Smart Fibres has an FBG interrogator suitable for any application where performance, robustness, reliability and price are the primary considerations.
To see the SmartScan Aero Mini datasheet, please click the link below