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FBG strain sensor mounted on plastic carrier
Author(s): Marcel Fajkus; Jan Nedoma; Pavel Mec; Jan Jargus; Lucie Svobodova; Jan Skapa; Radek Martinek; Vladimir Vasinek
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic Bragg gratings are among the most widely used fiber optic sensors. It uses in dangerous explosive environments thanks to the electrical passivity of the sensor itself, but also in applications with high electromagnetic disturbance. Maintaining immunity of the sensor to electromagnetic interference requires non-electrical encapsulation material. This paper describes the encapsulation of the FBG sensor on a plastic plate fixed by gluing to the monitored structure. The proposed FBG sensor is suitable for measuring deformations or vibrations of iron and concrete structures. Due to the material used, the FBG sensor keeps resistance to electromagnetic interference, humidity, and corrosion. The results show the almost equal sensitivity of FBG strain sensors mounted on a metal carrier when measuring very small deformations and vibrations. The proposed FBG sensor concept reduces the cost of its manufacturing by using a 3D printer to produce the plastic carrier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10654, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XV, 1065416 (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304933
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Marcel Fajkus, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jan Nedoma, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Pavel Mec, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jan Jargus, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Lucie Svobodova, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jan Skapa, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Radek Martinek, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Vladimir Vasinek, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10654:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XV
Alexis Mendez; Christopher S. Baldwin; Henry H. Du, Editor(s)

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