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RF subcarrier based fiber strain sensor for monitoring composite gas storage tanks

Dong, F. and Thursby, G.J. and Culshaw, B. (2003) RF subcarrier based fiber strain sensor for monitoring composite gas storage tanks. In: Smart structures and materials 2003. SPIE, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780819448552

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Abstract

In this report we will present some preliminary results on a RF sub-carrier based fibre strain sensing system for on-line monitoring of composite high pressure storage tanks for natural gas or hydrogen. By employing a temperature compensation scheme to the system developed has shown stable performance with better than 20μm length resolution and comparable long-term drift. The system uses readily available components and could be used for low-cost high volume applications such as on-line continuous monitoring.