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Reliable Fiber Sensor System with Star-Ring-Bus Architecture
Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chi Nan University, Nantou County, Taiwan
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Received: 5 January 2010; in revised form: 8 April 2010 / Accepted: 20 April 2010 / Published: 27 April 2010
Abstract: This work presents a novel star-ring-bus sensor system and demonstrates its effectiveness. The main trunk of the proposed sensor system is a star topology and the sensing branches comprise a series of bus subnets. Any weakness in the reliability of the sensor system is overcome by adding remote nodes and switches to the ring and bus subnets. To construct the proposed star-ring-bus sensor system, a fiber ring laser scheme is used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the sensor system. The proposed system increases the reliability and capacity of fiber sensor systems.
Keywords: sensor system; star-ring-bus architecture; fiber Bragg grating
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Peng, P.-C.; Wang, J.-B.; Huang, K.-Y. Reliable Fiber Sensor System with Star-Ring-Bus Architecture. Sensors 2010, 10, 4194-4205.
Peng P-C, Wang J-B, Huang K-Y. Reliable Fiber Sensor System with Star-Ring-Bus Architecture. Sensors. 2010; 10(5):4194-4205.
Peng, Peng-Chun; Wang, Jun-Bo; Huang, Kuan-Yan. 2010. "Reliable Fiber Sensor System with Star-Ring-Bus Architecture." Sensors 10, no. 5: 4194-4205.