Photonic Sensors

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 366–380

Robust fiber-optic sensor networks

Authors

    • Department of Electric and Electronic EngineeringPublic University of Navarra
  • Montserrat Fernandez-Vallejo
    • Department of Electric and Electronic EngineeringPublic University of Navarra
  • Manuel Lopez-Amo
    • Department of Electric and Electronic EngineeringPublic University of Navarra

DOI: 10.1007/s13320-012-0083-2

Abstract

The ability to operate despite failure will become increasingly important as the use of optical sensor networks grows, and the amount of sensing information to be handled by a sensor network is increasing, especially for safety and security applications. In this review, the four categories of protection to allow service to be reestablished after a failure (dedicated/shared and line/path) are thoroughly discussed. This paper also presents an overview of the most representative robust fiber-optic sensor systems, discussing their schemes, pros and cons.

Keywords

Self-healing robust resilience fiber-optic sensor multiplexing fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) fiber-optic networks

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