A cantilever beam and fiber Bragg grating is used to measure acceleration. The cantilever induces strain on the grating, resulting in a Bragg wavelength modification that is subsequently detected. The output signal is insensitive to temperature variations and for a temperature change from -20°C to 40°C, the output signal fluctuated less than 5% without any temperature compensation schemes. Because the accelerometer does not utilize expensive and complex demodulation techniques, it is potentially cost effective. For the experimental system, a linear output range of 8 g could be detected.
- Chirped grating
- Fiber Bragg grating
- Optical fiber sensor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering