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Intelligent fiber optic sensor for solution concentration examination
Author(s): Michal Borecki; Jerzy Kruszewski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the working principles of intelligent fiber-optic intensity sensor used for solution concentration examination. The sensor head is the ending of the large core polymer optical fiber. The head works on the reflection intensity basis. The reflected signal level depends on Fresnel reflection and reflection on suspended matter when the head is submersed in solution. The sensor head is mounted on a lift. For detection purposes the signal includes head submerging, submersion, emerging and emergence is measured. This way the viscosity turbidity and refraction coefficient has an effect on measured signal. The signal forthcoming from head is processed electrically in opto-electronic interface. Then it is feed to neural network. The novelty of presented sensor is implementation of neural network that works in generalization mode. The sensor resolution depends on opto-electronic signal conversion precision and neural network learning accuracy. Therefore, the number and quality of points used for learning process is very important. The example sensor application for examination of liquid soap concentration in water is presented in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5124, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors V, (22 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517053
Show Author Affiliations
Michal Borecki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jerzy Kruszewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5124:
Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors V
Wlodzimierz Kalita, Editor(s)

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