Static Characterization of Curvature Sensors Based on Plastic Optical Fibers

  title={Static Characterization of Curvature Sensors Based on Plastic Optical Fibers},
  author={Alberto Vallan and Alessio Carullo and Maria Luisa Casalicchio and Guido Perrone},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement},
Sensors able to measure curvature changes are emerging as an effective alternative to the more common strain gauges for structural health monitoring applications. Particularly interesting is the all-optical fiber implementation for its unique properties and the possibility of being embedded. This paper, after a brief description of curvature sensors using plastic optical fibers, focuses on their characterization in applications where high sensitivity is required, and compares their performance… CONTINUE READING


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