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Development and deployment of fiber optic highway and bridge monitoring sensor systems
Author(s): John M. Seim; Eric Udd; Whitten L. Schulz; Robert MacMahon; Steven M. Soltesz; Harold Martin Laylor
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Paper Abstract

Fiber grating strain sensors offer a means to monitor the health of highways and bridges as well as a means to monitor vehicular traffic patterns and critical data such as speed, weight, and classification of vehicle types. This paper overviews recent results associated with employing very high speed demodulation systems with capabilities in excess of 10 kHz and strain sensitivities on the order of one microstrain. It is clearly shown that this type of system can be used as an effective traffic monitoring tool as well as for health monitoring purposes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3995, Nondestructive Evaluation of Highways, Utilities, and Pipelines IV, (9 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387840
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John M. Seim, Blue Road Research (United States)
Eric Udd, Blue Road Research (United States)
Whitten L. Schulz, Blue Road Research (United States)
Robert MacMahon, Blue Road Research (United States)
Steven M. Soltesz, Oregon Dept. of Transportation (United States)
Harold Martin Laylor, Oregon Dept. of Transportation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3995:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Highways, Utilities, and Pipelines IV
A. Emin Aktan; Stephen R. Gosselin; Stephen R. Gosselin, Editor(s)

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