Nowadays technology allows to create highly effective Intruder Detection Systems (IDS), that are able to detect the presence of an intruder within a defined area. In such systems the best performance can be achieved by combining different detection techniques in one system. One group of devices that can be applied in an IDS, are devices based on Fiber Optic Sensors (FOS). The FOS benefits from numerous advantages of optical fibers like: small size, light weight or high sensitivity. In this work we present a novel Microstructured Optical Fiber (MOF) characterized by increased strain sensitivity dedicated to distributed acoustic sensing for intelligent intruder detection systems. By designing the MOF with large air holes in close proximity to a fiber core, we increased the effective refractive index sensitivity to longitudinal strain. The presented fiber can be easily integrated in a floor system in order to detect any movement in the investigated area. We believe that sensors, based on the presented MOF, due to its numerous advantages, can find application in intelligent IDS.
Tomasz Stańczyk, Tadeusz Tenderenda, Lukasz Szostkiewicz, Beata Bienkowska, Daniel Kunicki, Michal Murawski, Pawel Mergo, and Tomasz Nasilowski, "Optical fiber strain sensor for application in intelligent intruder detection systems," Proc. SPIE 10433, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XIV, 1043310 (Presented at SPIE Security + Defence: September 13, 2017; Published: 6 October 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278507.
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