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Jul 2015 SmartScan Aero Mini Launched

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 avionic installations especially military, civil or unmanned aircrafts.

SmartScan Aero Mini FBG InterrogatorFBG 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.

For further details, please refer to: 
SmartScan Aero Mini datasheet
SmartScan Aero Mini outline drawing
SmartScan Aero environmental test report
SmartScan Aero case study - UAV in-flight SHM

For more information, for price and leadtime, or to arrange a demonstration please contact us at +44 1344 484111 or sales@smartfibres.com. You can also see a demonstration of the SmartScan Aero Mini by visiting us at the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring in Stanford, CA from September 1-3, 2015.

About Smart Fibres Ltd.

Smart Fibres pioneered the development of fibre Bragg grating based monitoring systems and has been an industry leader for over 15 years.

With a broad range of FBG sensor and interrogator products and a wealth of applications knowledge, we serve the world's leading companies and institutes by developing practical Fibre Optic Sensing solutions in many market areas including oil and gas, aerospace, renewable energy, marine, medical and civil engineering. As an ISO-9001 accredited company, Smart Fibres is highly committed to consistent quality manufacturing and efficient business operations. Our current developments are set to make Fibre Optic Sensing more broadly available and economically viable as a performance optimization and asset management tool in a number of key volume sectors.

For more information about Smart Fibres visit www.smartfibres.com

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