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Long-term reliability and performance testing of fiber optic sensors for engineering applications
Author(s): Alex Weinberger; Ervin Weinberger
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Paper Abstract

Results are presented of long-term testing of the reliability and performance of fiber-optic sensors developed by the Advanced Fiberoptic Technologies Corporation. The performance tests, conducted in accordance with national reference standards, involved various subsystems including optical sources, cables, and sensors. The results show no degradation in the performance of optical sensors over a period of 7-8 years. The optical sensor systems tested exceeded the requirements of Mil-Specs tests. System accuracy of 0.02 percent F.S. over an extended period of time and sensitivity of 0.05 C were exhibited by the optical temperature-sensor systems operating over a wide ambient-temperature range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24726
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Alex Weinberger, Advanced Fiberoptic Technologies Corp. (Canada)
Ervin Weinberger, Advanced Fiberoptic Technologies Corp. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1367:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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