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Optical fiber tactile sensor based on fiber specklegram analysis
Author(s): Eric Fujiwara; Francine D. Paula; Yu Tzu Wu; Murilo F. M. Santos; Egont A. Schenkel; Carlos K. Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

An optical fiber tactile sensor based on specklegram analysis is demonstrated. The system consists of microbending transducers attached to semi-rigid plates and distributed in form of array. The specklegrams produced by the multimode fibers are recorded and them the variations on fiber status, related to force magnitude, are assessed by specklegrams correlation. Finally, the spatial information was obtained by using a data fusion approach based on Bayesian inference. The sensor presented ∼0.08 N sensitivity and ∼1 mm resolution. Moreover, the data fusion technique provided the estimation of force distribution over a 30 × 30 mm2 area using only 3 fibers.

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Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103232N (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263454
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Fujiwara, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Francine D. Paula, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Yu Tzu Wu, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Murilo F. M. Santos, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Egont A. Schenkel, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Carlos K. Suzuki, UNICAMP (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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