Detection of solvents using a distributed fibre optic sensor

A. MacLean, C. Moran, W. Johnstone, B. Culshaw, D. Marsh, P. Parker

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Abstract

A fibre optic sensor that is capable of distributed detection of liquid solvents is presented. Sensor interrogation using optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) provides the capability of locating solvent spills to a precision of ±2 m over a total sensor length that may extend to 20 km.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1237-1238
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume39
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2003

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Fiber optic sensors
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Keywords

  • fibre optics
  • liquid solvents
  • optical time
  • reflectometry

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MacLean, A. ; Moran, C. ; Johnstone, W. ; Culshaw, B. ; Marsh, D. ; Parker, P. / Detection of solvents using a distributed fibre optic sensor. In: Electronics Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 39, No. 17. pp. 1237-1238.
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Detection of solvents using a distributed fibre optic sensor. / MacLean, A.; Moran, C.; Johnstone, W.; Culshaw, B.; Marsh, D.; Parker, P.

In: Electronics Letters, Vol. 39, No. 17, 21.08.2003, p. 1237-1238.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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