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Microwave subcarrier optical fiber strain sensor
Author(s): Bertrand Noharet; Marc J. Turpin; Jean Chazelas; Philippe Bonniau; Douglas Walsh; W. Craig Michie; Brian Culshaw
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Paper Abstract

At present, there is an acute need for techniques in monitoring civil engineering structures, and optical fiber sensors are acknowledged to be amongst the best candidates. For more than ten years, interferometric optical fiber sensors have been widely investigated and now provide a rich extended basis for measuring strains experienced by structural elements. However, because of their periodic response, those sensors need extending measuring techniques to fulfill civil engineering requirements. Amongst different methods, Thomson-CSF and the University of Strathclyde have recently employed a microwave subcarrier system [1]. A specific sensor dedication to the arena of large civil engineering structures has been designed and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184835
Show Author Affiliations
Bertrand Noharet, Thomson-CSF LCR (France)
Marc J. Turpin, Thomson-CSF LCR (France)
Jean Chazelas, Thomson-CSF RCM (France)
Philippe Bonniau, Thomson-CSF RCM (France)
Douglas Walsh, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
W. Craig Michie, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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