14 May 2018 FBG strain sensor mounted on plastic carrier
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Fiber optic Bragg gratings are among the most widely used fiber optic sensors. It uses in dangerous explosive environments thanks to the electrical passivity of the sensor itself, but also in applications with high electromagnetic disturbance. Maintaining immunity of the sensor to electromagnetic interference requires non-electrical encapsulation material. This paper describes the encapsulation of the FBG sensor on a plastic plate fixed by gluing to the monitored structure. The proposed FBG sensor is suitable for measuring deformations or vibrations of iron and concrete structures. Due to the material used, the FBG sensor keeps resistance to electromagnetic interference, humidity, and corrosion. The results show the almost equal sensitivity of FBG strain sensors mounted on a metal carrier when measuring very small deformations and vibrations. The proposed FBG sensor concept reduces the cost of its manufacturing by using a 3D printer to produce the plastic carrier.
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Marcel Fajkus, Marcel Fajkus, Jan Nedoma, Jan Nedoma, Pavel Mec, Pavel Mec, Jan Jargus, Jan Jargus, Lucie Svobodova, Lucie Svobodova, Jan Skapa, Jan Skapa, Radek Martinek, Radek Martinek, Vladimir Vasinek, Vladimir Vasinek, } "FBG strain sensor mounted on plastic carrier", Proc. SPIE 10654, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XV, 1065416 (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304933
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