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Laboratory and in-vehicle evaluation of fiber optic combustion pressure sensor
Author(s): Gang He; Marek T. Wlodarczyk
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Paper Abstract

We present design considerations of a diaphragm-type fiber optic combustion pressure sensor employing a low-cost optoelectronic transceiver. The key transceiver element is a tapered optical fiber bundle-based coupler design that relaxes critical alignment requirements, and allows the use of low-cost components. Sensor system evaluation data are presented for high-engine-load and high-combustion-temperature conditions, and for known detection. The test results closely resemble outputs of a heat-sunk flame-shielded, instrumentation-grade piezoelectric reference transducer, and demonstrate better temperature stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2072, Fiber Optic Physical Sensors in Manufacturing and Transportation, (7 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166877
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Gang He, OPTRAND Inc. (United States)
Marek T. Wlodarczyk, OPTRAND Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2072:
Fiber Optic Physical Sensors in Manufacturing and Transportation
John W. Berthold; Richard O. Claus; Michael A. Marcus; Robert S. Rogowski, Editor(s)

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