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Hollow core optical fiber deflection for monitoring displacement and load
Author(s): Kim D. Bennett; James Wang
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Paper Abstract

A novel optical fiber sensor implementation for monitoring structural displacement and load is explored. This new sensor makes use of simple coupling losses between fibers in a hollow core sleeve, and as such, offers variable sensitivity, ruggedness, and design flexibility. Preliminary test results show promise towards the goal of making practical and cost effective fiber optic sensors for field use in structural monitoring. In addition to hardware tests, a computer simulation was written to model sensor performance, and critical design parameters were identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2441, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209819
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Kim D. Bennett, Lafayette College (United States)
James Wang, Lafayette College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2441:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials
A. Peter Jardine, Editor(s)

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