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Design and analysis of a low-cost compensated POF displacement sensor for industrial applications
Author(s): Daniele Tosi; Massimo Olivero; Guido Perrone; Alberto Vallan
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Paper Abstract

We present a non-contact low-cost displacement sensor based on plastic optical fiber (POF), designed for industrial applications. The proposed system is based on bifurcated fiber bundle (BFB) approach. The bundle is composed by a transmission fiber, used both to illuminate the target and collect backreflected power, and an additional receiving fiber that allows implementing target reflectivity and input power compensation. A Monte Carlo ray-tracing technique has been developed in order to evaluate system performance and tolerances to geometrical misalignments and target surface alteration. Experimental results show an accuracy of 0.04 mm on displacement readout, on the 0-1.2 mm range, assessing reflectivity compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8788, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VIII, 87883E (13 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019255
Show Author Affiliations
Daniele Tosi, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Massimo Olivero, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Guido Perrone, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Alberto Vallan, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8788:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VIII
Peter H. Lehmann; Wolfgang Osten; Armando Albertazzi, Editor(s)

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