12 May 2016 Optical frequency domain reflectometry: principles and applications in fiber optic sensing
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Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) is the basis of an emerging high-definition distributed fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) technique that provides an unprecedented combination of resolution and sensitivity. OFDR employs swept laser interferometry to produce strain or temperature vs. sensor length with fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) or Rayleigh scatter as the source signal. We look at the influence of HD-FOS on design and test of new, lighter weight, stronger and more fuel efficient vehicles. Examples include defect detection, model verification and structural health monitoring of composites, and temperature distribution monitoring of battery packs and inverters in hybrid and electric powertrains.
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Stephen T. Kreger, Stephen T. Kreger, Nur Aida Abdul Rahim, Nur Aida Abdul Rahim, Naman Garg, Naman Garg, Sandra M. Klute, Sandra M. Klute, Daniel R. Metrey, Daniel R. Metrey, Noah Beaty, Noah Beaty, James W. Jeans, James W. Jeans, Robert Gamber, Robert Gamber, "Optical frequency domain reflectometry: principles and applications in fiber optic sensing", Proc. SPIE 9852, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XIII, 98520T (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229057

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