Fiber optic mechanical vibration sensor

Miguel A. Casas-Ramos1 , G. E. Sandoval-Romero2

1Posgrado de Maestría y Doctorado en Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Av. Universidad 3000 Edificio T “Bernardo Quintana Arrioja”, 04510, Ciudad de México, México

2Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior S/N, A.P. 70-186, 04510, Ciudad de México, México

1Corresponding author

Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 12, 2017, p. 84-87.
Received 11 May 2017; accepted 12 May 2017; published 30 June 2017

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A novel cantilever-type fiber Bragg grating (FBG) mechanical vibration sensor has been proposed with an excellent sensitivity through the use of the mechanical axial property of a suspended optical fiber with two fixed ends, enhancing the sensitivity and the resonant frequency. The experimental results show a resolution of 0.006g (where g represents the gravitational acceleration of 1g= 9.81 m/s2), a resonant frequency of 227.3 Hz and a working bandwidth range of 10-210 Hz. The linearity and relative sensitivity errors are 1.9 % and ±4.4 %, respectively.

Keywords: acceleration, vibration, fiber Bragg grating, cantilever.


This study was supported by DGAPA-UNAM through Project IT101515. Miguel A. Casas-Ramos is grateful to CONACYT for the financial support in the form of a scholarship for the Master’s and Ph.D. Engineering Program through the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


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