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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 15179-15197;

Recognition of a Phase-Sensitivity OTDR Sensing System Based on Morphologic Feature Extraction

Tianjin University, State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology & Instruments, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300072, China
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Academic Editor: Lorenzo Pavesi
Received: 8 May 2015 / Revised: 15 June 2015 / Accepted: 19 June 2015 / Published: 29 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Silicon Based Optical Sensors)
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This paper proposes a novel feature extraction method for intrusion event recognition within a phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometer (Φ-OTDR) sensing system. Feature extraction of time domain signals in these systems is time-consuming and may lead to inaccuracies due to noise disturbances. The recognition accuracy and speed of current systems cannot meet the requirements of Φ-OTDR online vibration monitoring systems. In the method proposed in this paper, the time-space domain signal is used for feature extraction instead of the time domain signal. Feature vectors are obtained from morphologic features of time-space domain signals. A scatter matrix is calculated for the feature selection. Experiments show that the feature extraction method proposed in this paper can greatly improve recognition accuracies, with a lower computation time than traditional methods, i.e., a recognition accuracy of 97.8% can be achieved with a recognition time of below 1 s, making it is very suitable for Φ-OTDR system online vibration monitoring. View Full-Text
Keywords: Φ-OTDR; morphology; feature extraction; intrusion event recognition Φ-OTDR; morphology; feature extraction; intrusion event recognition

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Sun, Q.; Feng, H.; Yan, X.; Zeng, Z. Recognition of a Phase-Sensitivity OTDR Sensing System Based on Morphologic Feature Extraction. Sensors 2015, 15, 15179-15197.

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