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Design and fabrication of a debris flow sensor using a fiber optic interferometer
Author(s): Yung-Li Lin; Tsair-Chun Liang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we study the debris flow monitoring system. Two kinds of sensing system are studied and compared with their performance. The first sensor is a traditional geophone, while the second one is a fiber optic sensor. This sensing system is composed of a fiber optic sensor and a Sagnac interferometer. The optical sensor is constructed by a mandril wrapped with fiber. We compare the characteristic of those two sensor heads. The results indicate that the fiber optic interferometric sensor head (fiber optic geophone) has high resolution and its frequency response highly match with the traditional geophone. The results of experiments show that the performance of fiber optic geophone sensing system work well for low frequency range. According to our preliminary test, the dynamic range detected by the optic fiber sensor is 45 dB, while the frequency ranges is between 10 ~ 300 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 83510A (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914036
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Yung-Li Lin, National Kaohsiung First Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Tsair-Chun Liang, National Kaohsiung First Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8351:
Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference
John Canning; Gangding Peng, Editor(s)

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