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Development of a tilt meter based on a hetero-core fiber optic sensor

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Yuki Honda, Shohei Akita, Michiko Nishiyama, Kazuhiro Watanabe

Soka Univ. (Japan)

Proc. SPIE 7981, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011, 798157 (April 18, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.880421
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  • Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011
  • Masayoshi Tomizuka
  • San Diego, California, USA | March 06, 2011

abstract

This thesis proposes a newly developed tilt-meter by means of optical fiber hetero-core structured sensor. An optical fiber has advantages such as resistance to corrosion and electromagnetic interference. Additionally, the hetero-core optical fiber is sensitive to bending action only on the sensor portion and the fiber transmission line is unaffected to external disturbances such as temperature fluctuation because of its single-mode stable propagation scheme. Therefore, a hetero-core fiber sensor enables to monitoring harsh environment in a long time usage and is suited for landslide detection in various situations. The proposed tilt-meter consists of an aluminum balk, a pendulum with a weight and a bearing. The tilt can be converted into bending by a clamper at the pendulum and an aluminum board in the tilt-meter. The proposed tilt-meter has indicated a dynamic range of 4.57 dB for ±15 deg., which is needed to check landslide, and accuracy of ±1.5 deg. On the other hand, it was proposed that flat springs added in the tilt-meter so as to decrease hysteresis effect. As a result, the loss for full-scale was decreased to be 2.45 dB, however, the precision was improved to be ±0.2 deg.

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Yuki Honda ; Shohei Akita ; Michiko Nishiyama and Kazuhiro Watanabe
"Development of a tilt meter based on a hetero-core fiber optic sensor", Proc. SPIE 7981, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011, 798157 (April 18, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.880421; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.880421


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