1 February 1989 Why Buy Fiber Optic Sensors?
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Proceedings Volume 0985, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948819
Event: O-E/Fiber LASE '88, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
The state of fiber optic sensor technology is reviewed from the point of view of the potential user. Industrial opportunities and applications are emphasized. An attempt is made to understand why the technology is not seeing widespread acceptance. Issues of general discussion include technical, economic, and other disadvantages (and advantages) of fiber optic sensors, such as maintenance, reliability, and user training. Comparisons with the existing competition of electronic sensors are examined. Present shortcomings of fiber sensor technology are emphasized along with user requirements that must be addressed if fiber optic sensors are to see wide application.
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John W Berthold, John W Berthold, } "Why Buy Fiber Optic Sensors?", Proc. SPIE 0985, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948819; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948819


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