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Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11212-11225; doi:10.3390/s101211212

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

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Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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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 / Revised: 15 November 2010 / Accepted: 7 December 2010 / Published: 8 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: pressure sensor; fiber optic; fiber Bragg grating 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.

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