27 December 1995 Optical fiber sensors for vehicle detection
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Proceedings Volume 2592, Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors; (1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228919
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Abstract
Optical fiber sensors, because of their small size, low weight, extremely high information carrying capability, and immunity to electromagnetic interference, provide numerous advantages over conventional electrically based sensors. Fiber-based sensors has found numerous applications in industry for process control, and more recently for monitoring the health of advanced civil structures. This paper presents an overview of optical fiber sensors for civil structure monitoring and emerging applications of optical fiber sensors for traffic monitoring. Vehicle flow, vehicle speed and weight-in-motion measurements using fiber-based sensors are discussed, and results from field tests are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of fiber sensors at determining traffic flow.
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Scott A. Meller, Marten J. de Vries, Vivek Arya, Kent A. Murphy, Richard O. Claus, "Optical fiber sensors for vehicle detection", Proc. SPIE 2592, Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228919; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228919
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Fiber optics sensors

Multiplexing

Fiber optics

Modulation

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