Vibration measurement is needed in many industrial production processes, such as equipment monitoring, fault diagnosis, and noise analysis and eliminating and so on. The purpose of this paper is to propose a simple vibration testing system which includes the laser, the string, position sensitive detector (PSD) and the corresponding signal processing circuit.
PSD is an optical semiconductor sensor that can fast locate the luminous spot position precisely, which means that it can output different electric current according to the luminous spot at different position of its surface. Moreover, the experiment on PSD sensor using different vibration source and frequency had been carried out. Finally, the vibration waveform of the luminous spot on PSD photosurface was obtained.
According to the experimental results, each kind of vibration parameter with different vibration source, such as vibration frequency and amplitude can be calculated.
The experimental results agreed with the actual parameter, which showed PSD not only had its own good qualities in the position measurement, but also had the unique superiority in the vibration measurement.
Sui, J., Zhang, X., Yang, L., Zhu, Z. and Xin, Z. (2011), "Vibration measurement system based on position sensitive detector", Sensor Review, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 120-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602281111109970Download as .RIS
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