Temperature corrected strain measurements using optical time domain reflectometry

dc.contributor.authorJacobson, Carl P.en
dc.contributor.committeechairClaus, Richard O.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJacobs, Iraen
dc.contributor.committeememberPoon, Ting-Chungen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:32:49Zen
dc.date.adate2009-04-07en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:32:49Zen
dc.date.issued1990-05-12en
dc.date.rdate2009-04-07en
dc.date.sdate2009-04-07en
dc.description.abstractA 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 Reflectometry, 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.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvi, 50 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-04072009-040430en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04072009-040430/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41906en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.J323.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22336531en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.J323en
dc.subject.lcshOptical fibersen
dc.subject.lcshReflectance spectroscopyen
dc.titleTemperature corrected strain measurements using optical time domain reflectometryen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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