Basumallick, Nandini and Chatterjee, I and Biswas, P and Dasgupta, Kamal and Bandyopadhyay, S (2012) Fiber Bragg grating accelerometer with enhanced sensitivity. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 173 (1). pp. 108-115. ISSN 0924-4247

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A cantilever based optical accelerometer with enhanced performance characteristics has been proposed. The sensitivity of the accelerometer has efficiently been enhanced by about twice as compared to the conventional design by tailoring the effective distance between the sensor axis to the neutral axis of the cantilever. The sensitivity enhancement has been done without affecting the characteristic resonant frequency of the system. A sensitivity of about 450 pm/g is achieved for a specific cantilever-mass arrangement. The architecture requires much simpler design as compared to optical accelerometers based on similar working principle and having sensitivities of this order. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accelerometer; Cantilever vibration; Fiber Bragg grating
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 07:51
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 07:51

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