Polyimide-coated fibre bragg grating (FBG) sensors for thermal mapping of electric machine windings

Shang, Kun and Galea, Michael and Brusic, Vladimir and Korposh, Serhiy and Zhang, Yaping (2020) Polyimide-coated fibre bragg grating (FBG) sensors for thermal mapping of electric machine windings. In: 2020 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 19-23 July, Bari, Italy.

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Abstract

This paper presents a design concept and a prototype of a polyimide-coated Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) thermal sensor system based on a fast scan tunable laser source (up to 1 kHz sensing frequency). This system was deployed to perform a comprehensive 2-D real-time radial and axial thermal profiling of an electromagnetic coil - the short duty cycle electric machine (EM) windings. The thermal measurements were performed using an equivalent prototype consisting of an FBG interrogator, a multi-FBG string temperature sensor, power resistors (thermal objects), and conventional thermocouples used for measurement comparison. The FBG measurements of copper windings were subsequently carried out using a copper coil with FBG sensors system to map the radial and axial temperature distribution of the coil. The experimental results show that Polyimide-coated FBG sensor can be used for multi-point temperature monitoring of electromagnetic coils with a sensing temperature range of 20-200°C, a spatial resolution of 6cm, and a measurement error of ± 2%. The obtained thermal maps can be used for the identification of hot spot locations in electromagnetic coil systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Temperature measurement ; Fiber gratings ; Temperature sensors ; Windings
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Aerospace
University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON51198.2020.9203245
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 01:03
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 01:03
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/63707

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