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Micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS)-based fiber optic grating sensor for improving weapon stabilization and fire control
Author(s): Sean Z. Zhang; Guoda Xu; Wei Qui; Freddie Shing-Hong Lin; Robert C. Testa; Michael S. Mattice
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Paper Abstract

A MEMS-based fiber optic grating sensor (FOGS) for improving weapon stabilization and fire control has been investigated and developed. The technique overwrites two fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) onto a polarization-preserving optical fiber core. A MEMS diaphragm is fabricated and integrated with the overlaid FBGs to enhance the performance and reliability of the sensor. A simulation model for the MEMS-FOGS was derived, and simulation results concerning load, angle, strain, and temperature were obtained. The fabricated MEMS diaphragm and the overlaid FBGs are packaged together and mounted on a specially designed cantilever beam system. User-friendly software for sensing system design and data analysis has been developed and can be used to control other sensing systems. The combined multifunctional sensitive. The fully developed sensing system is expected to find applications in fire control, weapon stabilization, and other areas where accurately sensing strain and temperature is critical.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3990, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (21 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388915
Show Author Affiliations
Sean Z. Zhang, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Guoda Xu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Wei Qui, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Freddie Shing-Hong Lin, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Robert C. Testa, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Michael S. Mattice, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3990:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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