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Analysis of using PDMS polymer as the sensors of the pressure or weight
Author(s): Jan Jargus; Jan Nedoma; Marcel Fajkus; Martin Novak; Pavel Mec; Daniel Cvejn; David Bujdos; Vladimir Vasinek
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Paper Abstract

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) can be used for its optical properties, and its composition offers the possibility of use in the diverse environments (industry, photonics, medicine applications, security devices and etc.). Therefore authors of this article focused on more detailed working with this material. This material could be use for the sensory applications such as the sensor of pressure or weight, which may find use also in the field of security and defense. The article describes the process of making the prototype of the sensor and its verification based on laboratory results. Measurement methodology is based on the determination of the change of optical power at the output of the sensor prototype depending on the change in pressure or weight. We estimate the maximum load of the sensor on the basis of the laboratory results in the units of tons. Using a calibration measurement can determine the amount of pressure and weight with an accuracy of ± 2 %.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10440, Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XIV, 104400J (6 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277544
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Jan Jargus, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jan Nedoma, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Marcel Fajkus, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Martin Novak, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Pavel Mec, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Daniel Cvejn, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
David Bujdos, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Vladimir Vasinek, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10440:
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XIV
Roberto Zamboni; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; Katarzyna Matczyszyn, Editor(s)

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