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Fiber optic intrusion sensor
Author(s): Jaehee Park; Henry Fuller Taylor
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of producing a practical buried fiber optic sensor with high sensitivity for detecting intruders is demonstrated. Experiments were carried out on such an all fiber Michelson interferometer in which the sensing arm was buried in sand. When a 42 inch sensing arm was buried 8 inches deep in sand, the weight required for a half fringe shift in the sensor output was 22 pounds and the sensitivity was about 10 degrees/pound. The relation between the applied pressure and the phase change was linear. Experimental results indicated that the sensitivity of an optical fiber sensor was sufficient to detect people on foot and vehicles passing over the buried fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2895, Fiber Optic Sensors V, (24 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252125
Show Author Affiliations
Jaehee Park, Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. (South Korea)
Henry Fuller Taylor, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2895:
Fiber Optic Sensors V
Kim D. Bennett; Byoung Yoon Kim; Yanbiao Liao, Editor(s)

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