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Optical fibre Bragg sensor torque transducer
Author(s): A. J. van Wyk; M. C. S. Snyman
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Paper Abstract

The benefits of an Optical Torque Transducer (OTT) based on optical fibre Bragg sensors for applications in any environment prone to electro-magnetic and temperature influences are outlined. By using an optical Rotation Coupler (RC) the transducer avoids slip rings or telemetry systems. The OTT enables the measurement of both torque and temperature free from electro-magnetic interference (EMI) in situations conventionally very difficult to make these measurements. OTT torque measurements compare favorably with that of a dynamometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 66190T (2 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738358
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A. J. van Wyk, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)
M. C. S. Snyman, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)

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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