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Technical textiles with embedded fibre Bragg grating sensors
Author(s): L. Bilro; H. Cunha; J. L. Pinto; R. N. Nogueira
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Paper Abstract

The characterization of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors integrated on 2D and 3D mesh structures is presented. Several materials and configurations were tested, namely cork, foams, PVC, hexagonal 3D. Sensors were embedded between two substrates using textile lamination technique. Every sample was subjected to temperature variations and mechanical deformations. Through Bragg wavelength monitoring, thermal, deformation and pressure performance were evaluated. These results provide significant information to the conception of smart textiles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75035T (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835388
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L. Bilro, I3N/FSCOSD-University of Aveiro (Portugal)
H. Cunha, CITEVE (Portugal)
J. L. Pinto, I3N/FSCOSD-University of Aveiro (Portugal)
R. N. Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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