Force, Displacement, and Acceleration Sensors

  • A. Garcia-Valenzuela
  • M. Tabib-Azar
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Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 332)

Abstract

This chapter discusses fiber optic and integrated optic sensor concepts. Force, displacement, and acceleration sensors are closely related. A displacement sensor may be used as a force sensor if we know precisely the mechanical constants of the sensor. A force sensor always implies displacement (even if this is not of interest and it may be extremely small). The relation between force and displacement in a force or displacement sensor depends on the sensor.

Keywords

Rubber Nitride Refraction Coupler Laru 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Garcia-Valenzuela
    • 1
  • M. Tabib-Azar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Eng. and Applied PhysicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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