8 December 2004 Miniature fiber optic pressure sensor for turbine engines
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Proceedings Volume 5590, Sensors for Harsh Environments; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.575631
Event: Optics East, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Abstract
In this paper, we present a miniature fiber optic pressure sensor. The sensor is extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometer (EFPI) based with its FP cavity directly fabricated on the tip of the fiber by fusion splicing and chemical etching. The processes are simple, with no other materials but silica fibers involved. The sensor has the same dimension as the fiber itself, only 125μm in diameter. The length of the FP cavity and the interference pattern will change in response to ambient pressure variation. The signal is demodulated by tracing the spectrum shift. Sensitivity can be adjusted for different applications with low or high pressure range. Prototype sensors were fabricated and tested for static response. Dynamic measurements were performed in a turbine engine. Theoretical and experimental analysis of the sensor response are also presented.
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Yizheng Zhu, Yizheng Zhu, Gary Pickrell, Gary Pickrell, Xingwei Wang, Xingwei Wang, Juncheng Xu, Juncheng Xu, Bing Yu, Bing Yu, Ming Han, Ming Han, Kristie L. Cooper, Kristie L. Cooper, Anbo Wang, Anbo Wang, Aditya Ringshia, Aditya Ringshia, Wing Ng, Wing Ng, } "Miniature fiber optic pressure sensor for turbine engines", Proc. SPIE 5590, Sensors for Harsh Environments, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.575631; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.575631
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