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Low-Cost Fiber Sensors for Displacement and Vibration Monitoring

  • Alberto Vallan
  • Maria Luisa Casalicchio
  • Renato Orta
  • Marco Parvis
  • Guido Perrone
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 162)

Abstract

The paper presents some fiber optic sensors that have been devised to provide a low-cost solution to monitor mechanical quantities, such as displacement, vibration amplitude and acceleration, in applications where fire safety or electromagnetic immunity are of primary concern. The proposed sensors are based on plastic optical fibers and require simplified interrogation systems since they relate the quantity under measurement with changes in the received optical power. Both contact and non-contact sensors have been developed in order to cover a vast range of applications.

Keywords

Coupler 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by Piemonte local government within LASERFACTORY project: “Next generation of machines based on fiber lasers for massive production in the automotive and aerospace industry”.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Vallan
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Casalicchio
    • 1
  • Renato Orta
    • 1
  • Marco Parvis
    • 1
  • Guido Perrone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationsPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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