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Simple optic sensor for fuel gases
Author(s): Masayuki Morisawa; Hidenori Kohzu; Yumiko Amemiya; Chan Xin Liang; Shinzo Muto
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Paper Abstract

Simple optic sensors for detecting fuel gases, which consist of plastic optical fibers (POFs), have been studied. The sensing mechanism is based on the swelling phenomena in the rubber-type polymers. The POF-type sensor head was fabricated by coating the swelling polymer on the plastic fiber core and was connected to the normal POFs. When this system was exposed to fuel gases such as gasoline and propane, the light intensity passing through the sensor head changed remarkably depending on the pressure of fuel gases. The sensor response was also found to be fast, stable and reproducible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4077, International Conference on Sensors and Control Techniques (ICSC 2000), (9 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385544
Show Author Affiliations
Masayuki Morisawa, Yamanashi Univ. (Japan)
Hidenori Kohzu, Yamanashi Univ. (Japan)
Yumiko Amemiya, Yamanashi Univ. (Japan)
Chan Xin Liang, Yamanashi Univ. (Japan)
Shinzo Muto, Yamanashi Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4077:
International Conference on Sensors and Control Techniques (ICSC 2000)
Desheng Jiang; Anbo Wang, Editor(s)

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