The first demonstration of a polymer optical fibre Bragg grating (POFBG) embedded in a 3-D printed structure is reported. Its cyclic strain performance and temperature characteristics are examined and discussed. The sensing patch has a repeatable strain sensitivity of 0.38 pm/μepsilon. Its temperature behaviour is unstable, with temperature sensitivity values varying between 30-40 pm/°C.
|Title of host publication||Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 30 May 2016|
|Event||6th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors - Ireland, Limerick, Ireland|
Duration: 31 May 2016 → 3 Jun 2016
|Conference||6th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors|
|Abbreviated title||EWOFS 2016|
|Period||31/05/16 → 3/06/16|
Bibliographical note-Michal G. Zubel; Kate Sugden; D. Saez-Rodriguez; K. Nielsen and O. Bang; "3D printed sensing patches with embedded polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings", Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 99162E (May 30, 2016).
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Funding: EU FP7/2007-2013 REA grant agreement n° 608382 People Programme (Marie Curie Actions)
- polymer optical fibre
- fibre Bragg grating
- additive layer manufacturing
- 3-D printing
- strain sensor
- temperature sensor
Zubel, M., Sugden, K., Sáez-Rodríguez, D., Nielsen, K., & Bang, O. (2016). 3D printed sensing patches with embedded polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings. In E. Lewis (Ed.), Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors [99162E] (SPIE Proceedings; Vol. 9916). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237495