Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorJacobson, Carl P.en_US

A method of using optical fiber to measure strain and correct for the effects of temperature is proposed. A means of measuring apparent strain is given, pure temperature is measured using Fresnel-backscatter based Optical Time Domain Reflectametry, and a method for combining the two measurements to obtain a measurement of mechanically-induced strain alone is developed. The background, theory and experimental results that demonstrate the feasibility of such a system are presented and the results are compared with the performance of existing fiber-based means of measuring temperature. Experiments on several OTDR-addressed, intensity-based optical temperature sensors are performed and a method for manufacturing small air gap splices for use in measuring strain at several places along an optical fiber are presented.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.subjectOptical fibersen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.J323en_US
dc.titleTemperature corrected strain measurements using optical time domain reflectometryen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US of Scienceen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairClaus, Richard O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJacobs, Iraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPoon, Ting-Chungen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record