Stress measurement with fiber optical sensors using modal power distribution: A comparison of power-meter and CCD camera techniques


Efendioglu H. S. , Esen M. E. , Toker O., Fidanboylu K.

OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING, vol.48, no.4, pp.453-456, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2009.09.005
  • Title of Journal : OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-456

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate modal power distribution (MPD)-based fiber optical stress measurement, and compare power-meter and CCD camera-based techniques. We also consider the sensor location selection problem in the power-meter-based approach, which consists of placing sensor(s) in different locations. We first show that power-meter measurement data can be estimated from CCD camera images by using image processing techniques. As a second result, we also show that the lengthy process of placing sensors in different locations in search of best sensor placement can be totally avoided. We formulate this as a max-min problem, and propose a computer-based solution. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.