Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

University of Vermont Incorporates Sensors in State Bridges

Photonics Spectra
Nov 1997
To monitor the structural health of Vermont's aging bridges, the University of Vermont in Burlington has spearheaded a campaign to equip some bridges with an array of different optical sensors.

Campaign to equip some bridges with an array of different optical sensors.
Led by Peter Fuhr, the group installed 36 fiber optic chloride sensors, nine fiber optic Bragg grating strain sensors, two fiber optic multimode vibration sensors and two multiplexed fiber optic corrosion sensors in a bridge spanning the Winooski River in Waterbury, Vt. The effort is the result of funding from the National Science Foundation, the state Agency of Transportation and the US Federal Highway Administration. 3M Specialty Optical Fibers of West Haven, Conn., donated the Bragg sensors.


Comments
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!