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Author Libo Yuan ♦ Wei Jin ♦ Limin Zhou ♦ Hoo, Y.L. ♦ Demokan, M.S.
Sponsorship IEEE Sensor Council
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Capacitive sensors ♦ Topology ♦ Sensor arrays ♦ Joining processes ♦ Bidirectional control ♦ Maintenance ♦ Signal to noise ratio ♦ Sensor systems ♦ Optical fiber sensors ♦ Large-scale systems
Abstract A novel scheme for enhancing the multiplexing capacity of low-coherence reflectometric sensors is demonstrated. The scheme is based on connecting the sensing elements in serial in a loop configuration, allowing each of the sensors within the array to be interrogated twice from opposite directions. The bi-directional interrogation doubles the multiplexing capacity while maintaining the signal to noise ratio. The double interrogation scheme would allow the normal operation of the sensor array even when one end of the transmission fiber was broken, improving the reliability of the sensing system for large-scale structural monitoring.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Phys., Harbin Eng. Univ., China (Libo Yuan)
ISBN 0780374541
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-06-12
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 337.92 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1555
Ending Page 1560


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library