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Testing performance and reliability of fiber optic sensing system for long-term monitoring
Author(s): Daniele Inaudi
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Paper Abstract

Establishing and testing the performance of a monitoring system designed for long-term applications presents some challenges that do not always apply to other measurement instruments. The evolution of the main measurement parameters must be evaluated over long periods of time and the reliability and failure-rate must be estimated in a statistically sound procedure. When establishing testing procedures for any system it is important to achieve three goal: the procedures must be based on traceable international standards, the procedures must be reproducible by the system users or third-parties testing authorities and the tests should be applicable to different measurement systems to allow a fair comparison of the respective performances. This contribution describes the main procedures used to test the compliance of SMARTEC's SOFO system components to the published specifications. It also offers a general overview of some issues related to the testing of long-term system performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5502, Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, (9 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566713
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Daniele Inaudi, SMARTEC SA (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5502:
Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Jose Miguel Lopez-Higuera; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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