Cantilever Beam with a Single Fiber Bragg Grating to Measure Temperature and Transversal Force Simultaneously



Abushagur AAG, Arsad N, Bakar AAA.


Sensors (Basel). 2021 Mar 12;21(6):2002. doi: 10.3390/s21062002.


This work investigates a new interrogation method of a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor based on longer and shorter wavelengths to distinguish between transversal forces and temperature variations. Calibration experiments were carried out to examine the sensor’s repeatability in response to the transversal forces and temperature changes. An automated calibration system was developed for the sensor’s characterization, calibration, and repeatability testing. Experimental results showed that the FBG sensor can provide sensor repeatability of 13.21 pm and 17.015 pm for longer and shorter wavelengths, respectively. The obtained calibration coefficients expressed in the linear model using the matrix enabled the sensor to provide accurate predictions for both measurements. Analysis of the calibration and experiment results implied improvements for future work. Overall, the new interrogation method demonstrated the potential to employ the FBG sensing technique where discrimination between two/three measurands is needed.

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Link/DOI: 10.3390/s21062002