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Double-Ended Calibration of Fiber-Optic Raman Spectra Distributed Temperature Sensing Data

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dc.creator van de Giesen, Nick
dc.creator Steele-Dunne, Susan C.
dc.creator Jansen, Jop
dc.creator Hoes, Olivier
dc.creator Hausner, Mark B.
dc.creator Tyler, Scott
dc.creator Selker, John
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-26T18:41:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-26T18:41:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation van de Giesen, N., Steele-Dunne, S. C., Jansen, J., Hoes, O., Hausner, M. B., Tyler, S., & Selker, J. (2012, May). Double-ended calibration of fiber-optic Raman spectra distributed temperature sensing data. Sensors, 12(5), 5471-5485. doi:10.3390/s120505471 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30194
dc.description This is the publisher’s final pdf. The published article is copyrighted by MDPI Publishing and can be found at: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors. en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the past five years, Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) along fiber optic cables using Raman backscattering has become an important tool in the environmental sciences. Many environmental applications of DTS demand very accurate temperature measurements, with typical RMSE < 0.1 K. The aim of this paper is to describe and clarify the advantages and disadvantages of double-ended calibration to achieve such accuracy under field conditions. By measuring backscatter from both ends of the fiber optic cable, one can redress the effects of differential attenuation, as caused by bends, splices, and connectors. The methodological principles behind the double-ended calibration are presented, together with a set of practical considerations for field deployment. The results from a field experiment are presented, which show that with double-ended calibration good accuracies can be attained in the field. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We gratefully acknowledge the support of “Hoogheemraadschap Delfland” for facilitating the field work. Co-authors S.T. and J.S. received partial support from NSF Grants EAR1128999 and EAR1129003. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MDPI Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sensors en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 12 no. 5 en_US
dc.subject Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) en_US
dc.subject calibration en_US
dc.subject environmental monitoring en_US
dc.subject hydrology en_US
dc.title Double-Ended Calibration of Fiber-Optic Raman Spectra Distributed Temperature Sensing Data en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/s120505471


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