SNR Enhancement of Brillouin Distributed Strain Sensor Using Optimized Receiver

  • Himansu Shekhar Pradhan
  • P. K. Sahu
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 43)


This paper presents an improvement on signal to noise ratio (SNR) of long range Brillouin distributed strain sensor (BDSS). Differential evolution (DE) algorithm is used for receiver (avalanche photo diode (APD)) optimization. We have extracted the strain information of the proposed sensor using Fourier deconvolution algorithm and Landau Placzek ratio (LPR). SNR of the proposed system is realized using Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) APD detector over 50 km sensing range. We have achieved about 30 dB improvement of SNR using optimized receiver compared to non-optimized receiver at 25 km of sensing distance for a launched power of 10 mW. The strain resolution is observed as 1670\({\mu\varepsilon}\) at a sensing distance of 50 km. Simulation results show that the proposed strain sensor is a potential candidate for accurate measurement of strain in sharp strain variation environment.




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical SciencesIIT BhubaneswarBhubaneswarIndia

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