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Design and Modeling of a High Sensitivity Fiber Bragg Grating-Based Accelerometer

Liu, Q., He, X., Qiao, X. , Sun, T. ORCID: 0000-0003-3861-8933 & Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 (2019). Design and Modeling of a High Sensitivity Fiber Bragg Grating-Based Accelerometer. IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(14), pp. 5439-5445. doi: 10.1109/jsen.2019.2904218


Use of a detailed theoretical model has allowed the optimization of the design of a high sensitivity accelerometer, based on a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) and an accelerometer based on this design has been demonstrated experimentally. With a universal model based on double-point encapsulation established, the performance of the device in terms of its optimal sensitivity and frequency distribution has been analyzed, with an optimization `figure of merit' using the product of the sensitivity and the resonant frequency being presented. The experimental results obtained indicate that the FBG-based accelerometer thus developed shows a broad, flat frequency band, a corresponding flat range sensitivity of ~ 152.0pm/G, a resonant frequency of 441.0Hz, and a cross-axis sensitivity of less than 3.6% of the main-axis sensitivity. An accelerometer of this type and with this performance thus has the potential for the important field of low frequency oil-gas seismic exploration.

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Publisher Keywords: Sensitivity, Resonant frequency, Accelerometers, Fiber gratings, Optical fiber sensors
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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