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Wide band fiber Bragg grating accelerometer for rotating AC machinery condition monitoring
Author(s): Damian S. Vilchis-Rodriguez; Sinisa Djurovic; Peter Kung; Maria I. Comanici; S. Scepanovic; Kavul Tshiloz; Alexander C. Smith
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates the use of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) accelerometers for wide band vibration monitoring in a wound rotor induction generator. The sensor performance is assessed in a series of experiments on a laboratory test rig comprising a 30kW induction machine operating under steady state and variable speed regimes. Vibration measurements are investigated in the frequency domain for generator fault specific electromagnetically induced vibration components. The fiber optic sensor effectiveness in detection of wide band spectral effects (<1kHz) in the vibration signal is compared with that of a commercial piezoelectric based solution. The potential and limitations of the prototype wide band FBG accelerometer are evaluated for use in vibration monitoring applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9288, Photonics North 2014, 92880J (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2074730
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Damian S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Sinisa Djurovic, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Peter Kung, QPS Photronics Inc. (Canada)
Maria I. Comanici, QPS Photronics Inc. (Canada)
S. Scepanovic, Mediterranean Univ. (Montenegro)
Kavul Tshiloz, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Alexander C. Smith, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9288:
Photonics North 2014
Steve MacLean; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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