16 May 2008 A portable multi-function weight-in-motion (WIM) sensor system based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology
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Proceedings Volume 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 700456 (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786204
Event: 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2008, Perth, WA, Australia
Abstract
A portable, multi-function WIM sensing system based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology is developed to measure the total weight, the distribution of weight of vehicle in motion (the weights of left front, right front, left rear and right rear wheels respectively), the distance of wheels axles and distance between left and right wheels. Currently the speed of vehicle to be tested can be up to 15 mph, the full scope of measurement for this system is 4000 lbs, and the static sensitivity of sensor head is 20 lbs. This system has been tested respectively at Stevens' campus and Army base. Compared to other schemes, our method has a number of advantages such as immune to electromagnetic interference, high repeatability, lightweight, low power consumption, high sensitivity to dynamic strain caused by load of vehicles in high-speed. The accuracy of whole system can be improved by simulating the mathematical model of sensor heads and improving the quality of manufacture as well as the calibration condition in the future.
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Hongtao Zhang, Hongtao Zhang, Zhanxiong Wei, Zhanxiong Wei, Qiming Zhao, Qiming Zhao, Liang Guan, Liang Guan, Jilin Zou, Jilin Zou, Lingling Fan, Lingling Fan, Shangming Yang, Shangming Yang, Dongcao Song, Dongcao Song, Gregory Recine, Gregory Recine, Hong-Liang Cui, Hong-Liang Cui, } "A portable multi-function weight-in-motion (WIM) sensor system based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology", Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 700456 (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786204; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786204
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