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PARAFAC Decomposition for Ultrasonic Wave Sensing of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: Procedure and Evaluation.

Zheng R, Nakano K, Ohashi R, Okabe Y, Shimazaki M, Nakamura H, Wu Q - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Ultrasonic wave-sensing technology has been applied for the health monitoring of composite structures, using normal fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors with a high-speed wavelength interrogation system of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) filters; however, researchers are required to average thousands of repeated measurements to distinguish significant signals.To resolve this bottleneck problem, this study established a signal-processing strategy that improves the signal-to-noise ratio for the one-time measured signal of ultrasonic waves, by application of parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) technology that produces unique multiway decomposition without additional orthogonal or independent constraints.An experimental study has revealed that the final result is consistent with the conventional 1024-data averaging signal, and relative error evaluation has indicated that the signal-to-noise ratio of ultrasonic waves can be significantly improved.

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Affiliation: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan. topzrc@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

ABSTRACT
Ultrasonic wave-sensing technology has been applied for the health monitoring of composite structures, using normal fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors with a high-speed wavelength interrogation system of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) filters; however, researchers are required to average thousands of repeated measurements to distinguish significant signals. To resolve this bottleneck problem, this study established a signal-processing strategy that improves the signal-to-noise ratio for the one-time measured signal of ultrasonic waves, by application of parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) technology that produces unique multiway decomposition without additional orthogonal or independent constraints. Through bandpass processing of the AWG filter and complex wavelet transforms, ultrasonic wave signals are preprocessed as time, phase, and frequency profiles, and then decomposed into a series of conceptual three-way atoms by PARAFAC. While an ultrasonic wave results in a Bragg wavelength shift, antiphase fluctuations can be observed at two adjacent AWG ports. Thereby, concentrating on antiphase features among the three-way atoms, a fitting atom can be chosen and then restored to three-way profiles as a final result. An experimental study has revealed that the final result is consistent with the conventional 1024-data averaging signal, and relative error evaluation has indicated that the signal-to-noise ratio of ultrasonic waves can be significantly improved.

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Mentions: The experimental system was an ultrasonic wave-sensing system mainly comprising a function generator, an amplifier, a macro fiber composite (MFC) actuator, two FBG sensors, and a high-speed optical wavelength interrogation system with an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) filter, and a digital oscilloscope. A schematic diagram of the ultrasonic wave sensing system is presented in Figure 1. An input wave signal generated by the function generator is amplified and sent to the MFC actuator. The MFC actuator used to excite ultrasonic waves is a flexible actuator consisting of thin rectangular piezoceramic fibers sandwiched between layers of an epoxy adhesive and a polyimide film with an electrode pattern [27]. The MFC actuator is bonded to the carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic laminate with an epoxy adhesive.


PARAFAC Decomposition for Ultrasonic Wave Sensing of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: Procedure and Evaluation.

Zheng R, Nakano K, Ohashi R, Okabe Y, Shimazaki M, Nakamura H, Wu Q - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Schematic diagram of the ultrasonic wave sensing system.
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sensors-15-16388-f001: Schematic diagram of the ultrasonic wave sensing system.
Mentions: The experimental system was an ultrasonic wave-sensing system mainly comprising a function generator, an amplifier, a macro fiber composite (MFC) actuator, two FBG sensors, and a high-speed optical wavelength interrogation system with an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) filter, and a digital oscilloscope. A schematic diagram of the ultrasonic wave sensing system is presented in Figure 1. An input wave signal generated by the function generator is amplified and sent to the MFC actuator. The MFC actuator used to excite ultrasonic waves is a flexible actuator consisting of thin rectangular piezoceramic fibers sandwiched between layers of an epoxy adhesive and a polyimide film with an electrode pattern [27]. The MFC actuator is bonded to the carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic laminate with an epoxy adhesive.

Bottom Line: Ultrasonic wave-sensing technology has been applied for the health monitoring of composite structures, using normal fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors with a high-speed wavelength interrogation system of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) filters; however, researchers are required to average thousands of repeated measurements to distinguish significant signals.To resolve this bottleneck problem, this study established a signal-processing strategy that improves the signal-to-noise ratio for the one-time measured signal of ultrasonic waves, by application of parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) technology that produces unique multiway decomposition without additional orthogonal or independent constraints.An experimental study has revealed that the final result is consistent with the conventional 1024-data averaging signal, and relative error evaluation has indicated that the signal-to-noise ratio of ultrasonic waves can be significantly improved.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan. topzrc@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

ABSTRACT
Ultrasonic wave-sensing technology has been applied for the health monitoring of composite structures, using normal fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors with a high-speed wavelength interrogation system of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) filters; however, researchers are required to average thousands of repeated measurements to distinguish significant signals. To resolve this bottleneck problem, this study established a signal-processing strategy that improves the signal-to-noise ratio for the one-time measured signal of ultrasonic waves, by application of parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) technology that produces unique multiway decomposition without additional orthogonal or independent constraints. Through bandpass processing of the AWG filter and complex wavelet transforms, ultrasonic wave signals are preprocessed as time, phase, and frequency profiles, and then decomposed into a series of conceptual three-way atoms by PARAFAC. While an ultrasonic wave results in a Bragg wavelength shift, antiphase fluctuations can be observed at two adjacent AWG ports. Thereby, concentrating on antiphase features among the three-way atoms, a fitting atom can be chosen and then restored to three-way profiles as a final result. An experimental study has revealed that the final result is consistent with the conventional 1024-data averaging signal, and relative error evaluation has indicated that the signal-to-noise ratio of ultrasonic waves can be significantly improved.

No MeSH data available.


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