Pitch and roll sensing using fibre Bragg gratings in multicore fibre

MacPherson, William N., Flockhart, Gordon M.H., Maier, Robert R.J., Barton, James S., Jones, Julian D.C., Zhao, Donghui, Zhang, Lin and Bennion, Ian Pitch and roll sensing using fibre Bragg gratings in multicore fibre. Measurement Science and Technology, 15 (8), pp. 1642-1646.


We report the first use of a multicore fibre incorporating fibre Bragg grating strain sensors in each core as a fibre optic pitch and roll sensor. A length of four-core fibre supported at one end forms a cantilever. The differential strains between opposite grating pairs depend on the fibre’s orientation in pitch (in the vertical plane) and roll (azimuth) with respect to gravity. Resolutions of ±2◦ in roll and ±15◦ in pitch were measured.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/15/8/036
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: bend measurement,orientation measurement,fibre Bragg grating,fibre optic sensing,multicore fibre
Authors: MacPherson, William N.
Flockhart, Gordon M.H.
Maier, Robert R.J.
Barton, James S.
Jones, Julian D.C.
Zhao, Donghui
Zhang, Lin
Bennion, Ian


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