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Fiber Optic Sensor Systems for Pressure Gradient, Velocity, and Acoustic Intensity Measurements (ISR IP)
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U.S. Patent: 7,224,465
Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park have developed a miniature, interference-free fiber tip based sensor system for pressure measurement, which may be used to detect acoustic and vibration fields in a broad frequency range. Also the researchers have devised fiber tip based Fabry-Perot sensor systems for acoustic control where the fiber tip sensors are designed for acoustic pressure gradient, air particle velocity, and acoustic intensity measurements; each sensor includes a diaphragm as the transducer. The sensor design permits a high dynamic range and low sensitivity to wavelength fluctuations in the light source as well as to optical intensity fluctuations.
The sensor system applications range from the aerospace industry to the architecture industry. Specific applications include acoustic emission measurements in computer hard disk drives; pressure measurements for ignition chambers of automobiles; integrated distributed pressure sensor arrays for smart wing structures; distributed acoustic pressure array panels for acoustic measurement in concert halls and conference rooms; health monitoring technologies; and background noise suppression systems in automotive telematics.
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June 21, 2007