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Photofluidics for integrating fiber sensors with high-authority mechanical actuators
Author(s): Richard O. Claus; Kent A. Murphy; Brian R. Fogg; David Sun; Ashish M. Vengsarkar
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Paper Abstract

An integration of fiber sensor technology and photofluidic interfaces is proposed. A practical implementation of such an integrated system is described in which sensing is performed by employing an acceptable fiber optic method while the logic and feedback is performed using existing fluidic methods. The proposed closed-loop system needs no electrical conversion or feedback information. The capability of the integrated system to accurately track the vibrational behavior of a beam is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1588, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50175
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Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Kent A. Murphy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Brian R. Fogg, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
David Sun, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1588:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV

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