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Wind tunnel unsteady pressure measurements using a differential optical fiber Fabry-Perot pressure sensor
Author(s): Ricardo Correia; Stephen E. Staines; Stephen W. James; Nicholas Lawson; Kevin Garry; Ralph P. Tatam
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Paper Abstract

A differential extrinsic optical fiber Fabry-Perot based pressure sensor has been developed and benchmarked against a conventional piezoresistive Kulite pressure sensor. The sensors were placed on the fuselage of a 1:10/3 sub-scale model of a Scottish aviation Bulldog, which was placed in a wind-tunnel. Pressure tappings that surrounded the sensors aided the mapping of pressure distribution around this section of the fuselage. The results obtained from the fibre optic pressure sensor are in good agreement with those obtained from the Kulite and from the pressure tappings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 915709 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059631
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Ricardo Correia, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stephen E. Staines, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stephen W. James, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nicholas Lawson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kevin Garry, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ralph P. Tatam, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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