Insight's Swept Distributed Sensing System Wins R&D 100 Award

A straightforward Swept Distributed Sensing system which can achieve 1000+ sensors in a single fiber, sensitivity and repeatability of less than 0.02 µε and 0.002 °C, the ability to measure dynamic signals up to a MHz, and the ability to selectively achieve over 30 dB of noise rejection of environmental noise sources. The capabilities of a novel, akinetic (without any form of movement in the tuning mechanism), all-semiconductor, all-electronic tunable, compact and flexible swept source laser and interrogation system at 1550 nm or 1310 nm. Test data is presented supporting and qualifying these performance capabilities.