Venkata Satya Chidambara Swamy Vaddadi, Saidi Reddy Parne, Vijeesh V. P., Suman Gandi, Saran Srihari Sripada Panda and Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi, “Design and Fabrication of Liquid Pressure Sensor using FBG Sensor through Seesaw Hinge Mechanism,” has been accepted for publication in IEEE Photonics Journal (2022).
Keywords: Fiber gratings, Temperature Measurement, Temperature sensors, Sensitivity, Strain, Pressure measurement, Optical fiber sensors
Abstract: Pressure sensors are used in various industrial applications assisting in preventing unintended disasters. This paper presents the design and fabrication of a novel Seesaw device incorporating a diaphragm and Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor to measure the pressure of liquids. The designed sensor has been tested in a static water column. The proposed design enables the user to easily make and modify the diaphragm based on the required pressure range without interfering with the FBG sensor. The developed pressure sensor produces improved accuracy and sensitivity to applied liquid pressure in both low and high-pressure ranges without requiring sophisticated sensor construction. A finite element analysis has been performed on the diaphragm and on the entire structure at 10 bar pressure. The deformation of the diaphragm is comparable to theoretical deformation levels. A copper diaphragm with a thickness of 0.25 mm is used in the experiments. All experiments are performed in the elastic region of the diaphragm. The sensor’s sensitivity as 19.244 nm/MPa with the linearity of 99.64% is obtained based on the experiments. Also, the proposed sensor’s performance is compared with recently reported pressure sensors.
More details: DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2022.3210146