The paper discusses the technology that uses optical fibers for sensing purposes. Using optical fibers for the detection of distributed stress is a technology with industrial experience with such systems for intruder detection and for security purposes. Systems based upon these fibers have recently been evaluated for vehicle detection. Fibers have been suitably encapsulated and subjected to rigorous tests both in the laboratory and on a carriageway site. The tests indicate that such optical fibre sensing technology has the potential for meeting the improvements sought in axle sensing.

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ahmed, S
    • Jones, G R
    • Spindlow, J R
    • STEVENS, A
  • Publication Date: 1991-11

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  • Accession Number: 00619486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM