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A novel fiber Bragg grating sensor interrogator based on time division multiplexing technique
Author(s): Yongbo Dai; Zhichun Zhang; Jinsong Leng; Anand Asundi
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Paper Abstract

A novel fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor system for Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) is proposed in this paper. The proposed sensor technique is based on time division multiplexing (TDM). This technique utilizes semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) as a gain medium and switch. The SOA is driven by a pulse generator which switch on the SOA at different periods, as a switch to select the reflected pulses from a particular sensor. The FBG sensors have identical center wavelengths and can be deployed along the same fiber. This technique relieves the spectral bandwidth issue and permits the interrogation of up to 100 FBGs along a fiber. The sensor system has a fast signal process and control unit, which have a typical scan frequency in 50 Hz and self-adaptive measurement for simple sensor array installation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 74932Y (21 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.845594
Show Author Affiliations
Yongbo Dai, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Zhichun Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Anand Asundi, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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