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Title: Fiber Grating Environmental Sensing System

Fiber grating environmental measurement systems are comprised of sensors that are configured to respond to changes in moisture or chemical content of the surrounding medium through the action of coatings and plates inducing strain that is measured. These sensors can also be used to monitor the interior of bonds for degradation due to aging, cracking, or chemical attack. Means to multiplex these sensors at high speed and with high sensitivity can be accomplished by using spectral filters placed to correspond to each fiber grating environmental sensor. By forming networks of spectral elements and using wavelength division multiplexing arrays of fiber grating sensors may be processed in a single fiber line allowing distributed high sensitivity, high bandwidth fiber optic grating environmental sensor systems to be realized.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. (Fairview, OR)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
880314
Report Number(s):
US 6600149
US patent application 10/746037
DOE Contract Number:
FG03-99ER82753
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English