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Unattended ground sensor based on fiber BRAGG grating technology
Author(s): Yan Zhang; Sanguo Li; Zhifan Yin; Hong-Liang Cui; Kurt O'Donnell; Robert Pastore; Michael Pellicano; Dowell Black; John Kosinski
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we have demonstrated an unattended seismic wave sensor based on the optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensing technology. The basic principle of seismic wave detection and the fiber Bragg grating sensing technique is introduced in brief. Our FBG seismic sensor system consists of the broadband light source, FBG sensors coupled with spring / mass configuration, 3-dB optical couplers, demodulator FBG gratings, signal detection and processing hardware. Systematic experiments were carried out in Fort Dix at New Jersey. Target source includes personnel, military HMMWV and wheeled truck. The FFT analysis shows that the frequency response of the seismic signal is 20-40 Hz. The comparison data also show that the FBG sensor is more sensitive than the conventional seismic sensor both in personnel and vehicle detection. The ultimate object of this imbedded fiber optic sensor system is to recognize the presence of troop or vehicle movement through their induced seismic activity as a helpful tool in battlefield monitoring and perimeter defense system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607187
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Yan Zhang, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Sanguo Li, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Zhifan Yin, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Hong-Liang Cui, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Kurt O'Donnell, U.S. Army CERDEC (United States)
Robert Pastore, U.S. Army CERDEC (United States)
Michael Pellicano, U.S. Army CERDEC (United States)
Dowell Black, U.S. Army CERDEC (United States)
John Kosinski, U.S. Army CERDEC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5796:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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