Fiber Bragg grating accelerometer for buildings and civil infrastructures

A. Mita, I. Yokoi

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A fiber Bragg grating accelerometer was developed for building and civil infrastructures. The accelerometer has a high sensitivity in low frequency range to cover the most important spectrum components of the structural response. The mechanism employed for the accelerometer ensures uniform strain distribution in the Bragg grating element so that the Bragg reflection peak will not be deteriorated. A shake table test was conducted to show good performance of a prototype accelerometer. The lifetime of the accelerometer was also probabilistically evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-486
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventSmart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways-Smart Structures and Materials 2001- - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Mar 52001 Mar 7


  • Accelerometer
  • Bragg grating
  • Fiber optic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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