Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
The purpose of the thesis was to establish a methodology for designing and implementing an intrinsic sensing approach to monitor the health of polymeric seals. The experimental design and modeling presented within was the basis for optical sensing of polymers, although the quantification of properties and results will depend on the polymer used. The optical properties of translucent polymers were investigated as a function of plasma-exposure time, and the optical property changes were used for sensing. Light intensity was calculated theoretically and experimentally verified for two translucent polymers across the visible spectrum (400 - 700 nm) at different incident angles.
Morris, James Michael, "INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC SENSING FOR HEALTH MONITORING OF O-RING SEALS" (2023). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 2351.
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