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Design of a Pressure Sensor Based on Optical Fiber Bragg Grating Lateral Deformation
Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2896/2, CZ-616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
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Received: 7 September 2010; in revised form: 15 November 2010 / Accepted: 7 December 2010 / Published: 8 December 2010
Abstract: This paper describes steps involved in the design and realization of a new type of pressure sensor based on the optical fiber Bragg grating. A traditional pressure sensor has very limited usage in heavy industrial environments, particularly in explosive or electromagnetically noisy environments. Utilization of optics in these environments eliminates all surrounding influences. An initial motivation for our development was the research, experimental validation, and realization of a complex smart pressure sensor based on the optical principle. The main benefit of this solution consists of increasing sensitivity, resistance to electromagnetic interference, dimensions, and potential increased accuracy.
Keywords: pressure sensor; fiber optic; fiber Bragg grating
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Urban, F.; Kadlec, J.; Vlach, R.; Kuchta, R. Design of a Pressure Sensor Based on Optical Fiber Bragg Grating Lateral Deformation. Sensors 2010, 10, 11212-11225.
Urban F, Kadlec J, Vlach R, Kuchta R. Design of a Pressure Sensor Based on Optical Fiber Bragg Grating Lateral Deformation. Sensors. 2010; 10(12):11212-11225.
Urban, Frantisek; Kadlec, Jaroslav; Vlach, Radek; Kuchta, Radek. 2010. "Design of a Pressure Sensor Based on Optical Fiber Bragg Grating Lateral Deformation." Sensors 10, no. 12: 11212-11225.