Next Article in Journal
Sensor Architecture and Task Classification for Agricultural Vehicles and Environments
Previous Article in Journal
Study on an Agricultural Environment Monitoring Server System using Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11212-11225; doi:10.3390/s101211212

Design of a Pressure Sensor Based on Optical Fiber Bragg Grating Lateral Deformation

1,* , 2
1 Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic 2 Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2896/2, CZ-616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 September 2010 / Revised: 15 November 2010 / Accepted: 7 December 2010 / Published: 8 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [595 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  


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 pressure sensor; fiber optic; fiber Bragg grating
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
MDPI and ACS Style

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.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here


[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert