FiSpec FBG Interrogators

FiSens X100 Interrogator

FiSpec Interrogators

Interrogators for FiSens® Sensor Chains

Depending on measurement requirements, a FiSens® sensor chain is interfaced with either a FiSpec® single channel FBGX100 or 4-channel FBGX400 interrogator. With their small form factor, these units integrate all the necessary components for analysis of the FiSens® sensor chains, up to 30 points per chain, for purposes of either temperature or strain measurement. For ease of interface, these interrogators both communicate and power via single USB 2.0 interface.

Specifications

The following is a summary specifications and comparison of the FiSpec® interrogators. Consult the individual data sheets and manual for detailed performance and interface information.

Model X100 X400
Performance Category Standard Standard
Number of Channels 1 4
Sensor Points per Channel 30 30 per Channel
Total 120 for 4 Channels
Sampling Rate 1-100 Hz simultaneously 1-100 Hz simultaneously
Wavelength Range 808-880nm (W option) 808-880nm (W option)
Thermal Stability ±5pm/K ±5pm/K
Polarization Dependency ±1pm ±1pm
For Temperature Sensing
(per point):
Measurement Precision
Measurement Resolution
0.1°C
0.001°C
0.1°C
0.001°C
For Strain Sensing
(per point):
Measurement Precision
Measurement Resolution

 

1µε
0.01µε

 

1µε
0.01µε

Optical Interface FC-APC Connector, SM800 (850nm) single-mode fiber 4x FC-APC Connectors, SM800 (850nm) single-mode fiber
Digital Interfaces Micro USB, 5V UART Micro USB, 5V UART
Power Consumption 5V @ 1W 5V @ 1.5W
Dimensions/Weight 65mm x 48.5mm x 15.3mm, 60g 123mm x 68.5mm x 15.3mm, 120g
Temperature
Operating
Storage
0°C to 60°C
0°C to 80°C
0°C to 60°C
0°C to 80°C
Ingress Protection IPXX IPXX

Specifications subject to change without notice
FiSens® is a registered trademark of FiSens GmbH
LabVIEW® is a registered trademark of National Instruments Corporation

Features

  • Innovative FBG system for temperature and strain measurement
  • Lowest cost per point of any Multipoint or Distributed FBG system
  • Two models offer lowest cost/channel versus 1550nm FBG systems
  • Temperature measurement precision to 0.1°C
  • Strain measurement precision to 1µε
  • Optical radiation is Inherently Safe for EX applications
  • Interference-free transmission up to 500 meters

Interfaces

  • USB Interface
  • 5V UART interface (for RS485 applications)
  • Contact Sales for special interface requirements

Software Support

  • BraggSens software is LabVIEW®-based
  • ASCII protocol available for customer software integration
  • Contact Sales for application-specific engineering support

Downloads

FBGX100 Datasheet
FBGX400 Datasheet
FBGX100 Drawing
FBGX400 Drawing
FiSens Manual
FiSens Quick Start Guide
LabView Sample Scripts

TO ORDER

Call +1-805-389-6600 or email sales@micronor.com

Ordering Information

FBGX100 Standard Performance Interrogator
FBGX150 High Precision Interrogator

To specify and order an FBG Sensor Chain, go to FBG Sensor Chain product page

Quick Ship Configurations

FBGX100 Standard Interrogator, max 30 FBGs
FBGX150 High Precision Interrogator, max 25 FBGs, select Narrow Spectral Band option for FBG sensor chain configuration
Sensor Type Options:
T=Temperature, S=Strain
FBG Quantity 1 = 1 FBG, up to maximum 30 = 30 FBGs
Spectral Range N = Narrow (808-865nm), W = Wide (808-880nm)
For use with FBGX100 interrogator, select either N or W
For use with FBGX150 interrogator, select N only
Lead-In Protection/Jacketing Type For Standard applications, GL = Glass Textile (max 155°C)
For High Temperature Applications, SST = Stainless Steel Corrugated Tubing (max 600°C)
Sensor Capillary FI = Bare polyimided-coated fiber
PE = PEEK Tubing (max 260°C)
SSC = Stainless Steel Capillary (max 600°C)
SI = Silica capillary (max 350°C)
Xin Length of Lead-in in mm, Options 100-10’000 mm
X1..X30 Specify distance from previous FBGn-1 to next FBGn, in mm
X1 = Distance from end of Lead-In to FBG1
X2 = Distance from FBG1 to FBG2
X3 = Distance from FBG2 to FBG3
etc.
Xout Length of Lead-out termination in mm, 2-10mm