Fiber-optic sensors are increasingly used if special requirements avoid the application of electrical sensors, or economic
benefit is promised. The scientific background is well developed; however, there are some restrictions with respect to
long-term reliable use. For a widespread practical use, sensor products must be manufactured, characterized and
validated according to standards. Guidelines on how to apply sensors and evaluate their operation on-site including
special facilities to evaluate applied sensors are needed. The paper will present validation methods to evaluate the quality
of sensor systems function. It will also indicate lacks of knowledge and methods to be filled to promote the use of FOS.
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Wolfgang R. Habel
Fiber-optic strain sensors are making the leap from lab to industrial use: reliability and validation as precondition for standards
", Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84210H (October 4, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.981530; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.981530