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FBG-based vibration measurement of rotating structure using optical fiber rotary joint
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Paper Abstract

We construct an intensity-based FBG sensor for a vibration measurement of a rotating structure by using an optical fiber rotary joint (OFRJ) which enables free rotation of fiber while maintaining low-loss coupling efficiency. Although a number of FBG sensors have been proposed for use in various applications, they have not yet been applied to a rotating structure especially for dynamical measurement. In the proposed sensor system, an SOA-based dualwavelength fiber laser is employed as an optical source and an additional reference FBG sensor is multiplexed with the intensity-based FBG sensor by use of a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technique. The reference sensor enables to compensate the insertion-loss variation due to the rotating OFRJ so that a real-time vibration measurement of a rotating structure is achieved in the intensity-modulation scheme. In the experiment, the operation principle is successfully confirmed, and the vibration measurements of a rotating cantilever beam and a propeller-like plastic blade are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77537U (18 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884937
Show Author Affiliations
Nobuaki Takahashi, National Defense Academy (Japan)
Satohi Tanaka, National Defense Academy (Japan)
Atsushi Wada, National Defense Academy (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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