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A miniature fiber Bragg grating pressure sensor for in-vivo sensing applications
Author(s): David Hsiao-Chuan Wang; Andrew Abbott; Simon A. Maunder; Neil G. Blenman; John W. Arkwright
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Paper Abstract

A miniature FBG pressure sensor is reported. Two optical fibers containing FBG arrays are twisted together and the sensing elements are enclosed in a specially designed structure to detect variations in the ambient pressure. It provides an overall diameter of ~1 mm which is extremely beneficial for the studies of peristalsis in the gastrointestinal tract and flow in the vascular system. The static and dynamic responses of the miniature catheter were calibrated and the results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84213W (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.967696
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David Hsiao-Chuan Wang, CSIRO (Australia)
Andrew Abbott, CSIRO (Australia)
Simon A. Maunder, CSIRO (Australia)
Neil G. Blenman, CSIRO (Australia)
John W. Arkwright, CSIRO (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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