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Lower cost fiber optic vibration sensors
Author(s): Edward F. Carome; Vilnis E. Kubulins; Roger L. Flanagan
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Paper Abstract

Simple, rugged intensity type fiberoptic vibration sensors have been developed and pre-production prototypes presently are being evaluated. The transduction element consists of a pair of multimode optical fibers, one mounted on a cantilever reed, the second on a fixed anvil. At frequencies well below the reed's resonant frequency, light coupled from one fiber to the other is directly proportional to the acceleration. The basic operating characteristics of the sensors, detailed laboratory test results and preliminary field data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1589, Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50984
Show Author Affiliations
Edward F. Carome, Edjewise Sensor Products, Inc. (United States)
Vilnis E. Kubulins, Edjewise Sensor Products, Inc. (United States)
Roger L. Flanagan, Edjewise Sensor Products, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1589:
Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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