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Design and calibration of a fibre Bragg grating-type linear displacement sensor
Author(s): M. Arturo Caponero; D. Colonna; R. Montanini; S. Pirrotta
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the design and testing of a novel displacement sensor, based on optical in-fibre Bragg Grating sensing (FBGs), is described. The principle of operation is based on the conversion of the relative displacement into optical fibre strains by means of an elastic spring: its design allows to measure linear displacements with high accuracy and extended linear range. Owing to the key features of fibre optic sensors, as high sensitivity and immunity to electro-magnetic noise, this packaged sensor has been devoted for monitoring Pixel Vertex Detectors linear displacements of BTeV, an High Energy Physics experiment to be run at the Fermilab Tevatron.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623605
Show Author Affiliations
M. Arturo Caponero, ENEA (Italy)
Lab. Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN (Italy)
D. Colonna, Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
Lab. Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN (Italy)
R. Montanini, Univ. of Messina (Italy)
S. Pirrotta, Univ. of Messina (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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