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Optical fiber sensors for vehicle detection
Author(s): Scott A. Meller; Marten J. de Vries; Vivek Arya; Kent A. Murphy; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber sensors, because of their small size, low weight, extremely high information carrying capability, and immunity to electromagnetic interference, provide numerous advantages over conventional electrically based sensors. Fiber-based sensors has found numerous applications in industry for process control, and more recently for monitoring the health of advanced civil structures. This paper presents an overview of optical fiber sensors for civil structure monitoring and emerging applications of optical fiber sensors for traffic monitoring. Vehicle flow, vehicle speed and weight-in-motion measurements using fiber-based sensors are discussed, and results from field tests are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of fiber sensors at determining traffic flow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2592, Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228919
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Scott A. Meller, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Marten J. de Vries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Vivek Arya, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Kent A. Murphy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2592:
Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors
Alan C. Chachich; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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