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Fiber Bragg grating sensors for real-time monitoring of evacuation process
Author(s): A. S. Guru Prasad; Gopalkrishna M. Hegde; S. Asokan
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Paper Abstract

Fiber bragg grating (FBG) sensors have been widely used for number of sensing applications like temperature, pressure, acousto-ultrasonic, static and dynamic strain, refractive index change measurements and so on. Present work demonstrates the use of FBG sensors in in-situ measurement of vacuum process with simultaneous leak detection capability. Experiments were conducted in a bell jar vacuum chamber facilitated with conventional Pirani gauge for vacuum measurement. Three different experiments have been conducted to validate the performance of FBG sensor in monitoring vacuum creating process and air bleeding. The preliminary results of FBG sensors in vacuum monitoring have been compared with that of commercial Pirani gauge sensor. This novel technique offers a simple alternative to conventional method for real time monitoring of evacuation process. Proposed FBG based vacuum sensor has potential applications in vacuum systems involving hazardous environment such as chemical and gas plants, automobile industries, aeronautical establishments and leak monitoring in process industries, where the electrical or MEMS based sensors are prone to explosion and corrosion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 752232 (15 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852743
Show Author Affiliations
A. S. Guru Prasad, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (India)
Gopalkrishna M. Hegde, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (India)
S. Asokan, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7522:
Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics

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