Building on the success of the SmartScan interrogator, SmartScope was 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. This removes the need for expensive and relatively unreliable additional equipment to provide active polarisation scrambling.
SmartScope is aimed at applications demanding greater reliability over a wider temperature range, such as oil well instrumentation or civil structure monitoring.