Truly Distributed Coaxial Cable Sensing based on Random Inhomogeneities
Inspired by Rayleigh backscattering based sensing methodology on an optical fiber, we present a novel sensing concept based on the random inhomogeneities on a coaxial cable. As an analogy of Rayleigh backscattering along an optical fiber length, "backscattering" also exists from a commercial cable due to its inherent defects along a cable length which induce a local variation. The accumulated back-scattered signals along the cable can be obtained using frequency domain reflectometry. By analyzing the shift in the local back-scattered signal, the local perturbations can be determined, so that truly distributed sensing capability using a coaxial cable can be achieved.
C. Zhu and J. Huang, "Truly Distributed Coaxial Cable Sensing based on Random Inhomogeneities," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 11000, SPIE, May 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2518792
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVI 2019 (2019: Apr. 16-17, Baltimore, MD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
Coaxial Cable; Distributed Sensing; Random Inhomogeneities; Rayleigh Backscattering; Temperature Sensing
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01 May 2019