Experimental design in fiber optic sensor development

Xiaopei Chen (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blackburg, Virginia, USA)
Yan Zhang (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blackburg, Virginia, USA)
Gary Pickrell (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blackburg, Virginia, USA)
Jiju Antony (Six Sigma and Process Improvement Research Group, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

In this paper, experimental design techniques are utilized to understand sources of variation in an optical fiber sensor design and development project in a university research setting. Application of the Taguchi method of robust design assisted fiber optic sensor development in a cost‐effective and timely manner. According to the analysis, compensation of the source of the variation identified in the experimental design results was achieved on a new design concept of a multiplexed optical fiber sensor. The experimental results and conclusions not only are suitable for this sensor structure, but also are useful for other fiber optic sensors based on the technique of Fabry‐Perot interferometry.

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Chen, X., Zhang, Y., Pickrell, G. and Antony, J. (2004), "Experimental design in fiber optic sensor development", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 8, pp. 713-725. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410400410569125

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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