Jun 15 2012

Titanic gates monitoring project ‘launches’

Published by at 3:39 pm under General,OS Technology

Dr. Su Taylor, with Queen’s University Belfast and Director of Sengenia Ltd., recently praised Micron Optics’ optical sensing equipment after an installation at the Thompson’s dry dock gates from where the Titanic was launched in 1912.

“As someone with an already keen interest in anything related to the Titanic and its story, I was very excited to be able to be part of this stage of the preservation of its history. I was also delighted to have the opportunity to highlight yet further the advantages that there are to using fibre sensors over conventional strain sensing techniques. We opted for the os3155 sensors with built in temperature compensation as we knew that temperature fluctuations would be an issue for our results. Through the use of an sm125-500 unit and the ENLIGHT software, we have been able to demonstrate just how easy it is to be able to ‘plug and play’ the Micron Optics sensors and electronics,” commented Dr. Taylor.

This application is especially timely since this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the launch and subsequent sinking of the vessel. Stay tuned for more updates by following the Micron Optics sensing blog.

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