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Standards and guidelines: Could they enhance user confidence in fiber sensor technology?
Author(s): Wolfgang R. Habel
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Paper Abstract

Different experience from fibre sensor applications on-site has revealed the need of guidelines for developers, manufacturers, suppliers as well as users. Although best knowledge and well-founded experience are available in the fibre sensor community, a lack of technical instructions for all persons involved can lead to unreliable measurement results or even damage of sensing components. In contrast, manufacturing and application procedures according to generally binding technical rules will ensure long-term stable sensor systems and reliable measurement results. These rules have to include definitions of particular terms to describe the sensor and sensor system characteristics as well as methods to validate and use sensors properly. Because FBG sensors are the most popular sensing techniques in very different fields, important aspects to structure a set of technical recommendations will be discussed, especially for the use of FBG sensors in experimental stress analysis and for structure monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 661906 (2 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738336
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Wolfgang R. Habel, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6619:
Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Antonello Cutolo; Brian Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera, Editor(s)

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