TenCate GeoDetect® comes in three product configurations:
1. TenCate GeoDetect® is a customizable solution that is created to meet the unique requirements of each individual project. Fiber Bragg gratings (FBG), Stimulated Brillouin Scattering and Raman Scattering are all proven fiber optic technologies that can be built into TenCate GeoDetect®. These technologies measure strain, strain & temperature or temperature only changes in soil structures. Strain as low as 0.02% can be measured with a spatial resolution of 10 cm. With the proper software, changes in temperature can be monitored at 0.1 Co with a spatial resolution of 10 cm.
2. TenCate GeoDetect® S uses Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) technology to measure strain and/or temperature in soil structures. Compact and easy to install, TenCate GeoDetect® S is 1.0 meters wide by 10.0 meters long. Two FBG optical fibers are embedded onto each TenCate GeoDetect® S strip with 11 FBG sensors strategically inserted onto the two special optical fibers approximately 1.0 meters apart. Strain measurements as low as 0.02% can be obtained with a spatial resolution of 0.5m. Changes in temperature can also be monitored at 0.1 Co.
3. TenCate GeoDetect® S-BR is a customizable solution that uses Stimulated Brillouin and/or Raman Scattering technology in single mode and multimode fibers to measure strain as low as 0.1% and/or changes in temperature of 0.1 Co with spatial resolutions of 1.0 m at distances up to 20km with suitable instrumentation. TenCate GeoDetect® S-BR is designed for projects such as oil pipelines, levees, roads and rails.