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A fiber optic ultrasonic sensing system for 2D temperature field monitoring using optically generated acoustic waves
Author(s): Jingcheng Zhou; Xu Guo; Tong Ma; Cong Du; Yuqian Liu; Chengyu Cao; Xingwei Wang

Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel fiber optic ultrasonic sensing system to conduct a 2D temperature field monitoring. The fiber optic ultrasonic sensing system was used as an ultrasonic pyrometer to measure the temperature field. The ultrasonic pyrometer was based on the thermal dependence of the speed of sound in air. The speed of a sound wave traveling in a medium was proportional to the medium’s temperature. A fiber optic ultrasonic generator and a microphone were used as the ultrasonic signal generator and receiver, respectively. A carbon blackPolydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) material was utilized as the photoacoustic material for the fiber optic ultrasonic generator. A test was performed outside of a lab furnace, the testing area temperature range was from 26°C to 70°C. A 2D temperature field was mapped. The 2D temperature field map matched with the reference thermocouple results. This system could lead to the development of a new generation temperature sensor for temperature field monitoring in coalfired boilers or exhaust gas temperature monitoring for turbine engines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11144, Photonics and Education in Measurement Science 2019, 111440W (17 September 2019);
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Jingcheng Zhou, Univ of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Xu Guo, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Tong Ma, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Cong Du, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Yuqian Liu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Chengyu Cao, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Xingwei Wang, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11144:
Photonics and Education in Measurement Science 2019
Maik Rosenberger; Paul-Gerald Dittrich; Bernhard Zagar, Editor(s)

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