The SmartAccel-HF is a single-axis Fibre Bragg Grating
(FBG) acceleration sensor.
The temperature and humidity probe, also made in City University's laboratories, is based around the fibre Bragg grating
, a type of reflector made of a short length of optical fibre that bounces back specific wavelengths of light and transmits all others.
The test setup consisted of the bearing built into a gear test stand and equipped with an array of fibre Bragg grating
We are using a device called a Fibre Bragg Grating
, which is like a prism in that it breaks the laser beam up in to different 'colours'.
Smart Fibres offers Fibre Bragg Grating
(FBG)-based monitoring systems and has a range of FBG fibre-optic sensor and interrogator products and a wealth of applications knowledge.
King; Fabrication and characterization of fibre Bragg gratings
for near 2 [micron]m operation, Meas.
Contract Awarded for Engineering Services for Fibre Bragg Gratings
What is being tested are fibre bragg gratings
, developed by the university, which allow researchers to see in real time what strains and stresses the immensely-strong carbon fibre masts undergo as the yacht tacks and turns.