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Fiber Optic Accelerometer
Author(s): Steven C. Furlong; I. J. Bush; James M. Martin
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Paper Abstract

A sensitive fiber optic accelerometer has been fabricated and tested. The device is applicable where high sensitivity and large dynamic range are required. The transducer consists of a single-mode optical fiber wrapped many times around a solid right circular cylinder to amplify the radial deformation of the cylinder under axial acceleration. Two of these cylinders can be implemented in a differential manner to make the device insensitive to common-mode effects. The sensitivity and dynamic range of the sensor can be tailored through a suitable choice of cylinder material or by mass loading techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0425, Single Mode Optical Fibers, (8 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936220
Show Author Affiliations
Steven C. Furlong, Litton Guidance and Control Systems (United States)
I. J. Bush, Litton Guidance and Control Systems (United States)
James M. Martin, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0425:
Single Mode Optical Fibers
A. David Pearson, Editor(s)

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