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King, D; Lyons, WB; Flanagan, C; Lewis, E
Sensors And Actuators A-Physical
A multipoint optical fibre sensor system for use in process water systems based on artificial neural network pattern recognition techniques
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optical fibre sensors U-bend configuration optical time domain reflectometry measurement artificial neural networks FIELD ABSORPTION SENSOR U-SHAPED PROBE SENSITIVITY RANGE
A dual-element multipoint optical fibre sensor system capable of detecting ethanol in water supplies is reported. The sensor system utilises a U-bend configuration for each sensor element in order to maximise the sensitivity of the system and is interrogated using a technique known as optical time domain reflectometry, as this method is capable of detecting attenuation over distance. Analysis of the data arising from the sensor system is performed using artificial neural network (ANN) pattern recognition techniques, coupled with Fourier transform-based signal processing. The signal processing techniques are applied to the obtained sensor system data, prior to the ANN analysis, with the aim of reducing the computational resources required by the implemented ANN in software. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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