Linear location of acoustic emission using a pair of novel fibre optic sensors

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  • T Bradshaw
  • Jonathan Burns
  • P Cole
  • P Jarman
  • D Pedder
  • R Theobald

Colleges, School and Institutes


A novel fibre optic sensor system has been developed for linear location of acoustic emission (AE). The demonstration of linear location of acoustic emission was conducted using a pair of serial multiplexed fibre coupler-based acoustic emission sensors in conjunction with a single light source. The simulated AE source, via a pencil lead-break test, was located to within +/- 5 mm.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2313-2318
Number of pages6
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number8
Early online date20 Jul 2006
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006