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1 February 1991 Interferometric fiber optic accelerometer
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Proceedings Volume 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII; (1991)
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
A push-pull fiber optic accelerometer using a Michelson interferometer to detect the surface strains produced on a pair of coaxial flexing disks is described. The sensitivity below the disk's fundamental resonance of 2.45 kHz is 50 radians/g. The fractional phase change per unit force A4/AF is 5.9 x 106 W1 . A noteworthy feature of this sensor is that the 5 meter sensing coils comprising the legs of the interferometer are totally internal to the sensor structure and thus are not exposed to platform or fluid under investigation.
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David A. Brown and Steven L. Garrett "Interferometric fiber optic accelerometer", Proc. SPIE 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII, (1 February 1991);


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