Six self-contained fiber-optic accelerometers have been built based on the microbend fiber-optic sensor. The accelerometer systems feature a simple loss-compensation technique that removes the DC offsets that are developed as a result of spurious signals that arise due to cable bending and vibration. The sensor optical and mechanical systems are described and the results of the sensor system calibrations are reported.
D. R. Miers,
J. W. Berthold,
"Design And Characterization Of Fiber-Optic Accelerometers", Proc. SPIE 0838, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V, (23 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942525; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942525