- Volume 15 Issue 11
A low power consuming laser scanning vibrometer is studied for its development. For its optical system, a laser interferometer is constructed to use the Doppler effect. In order to reduce the driving power of the scanning system, a small displacement of the scanning system is produced, which is achieved by using a magnetostrictive actuator. A sufficient rotating angle of the scanning system is obtained by using an amplified displacement from the resonant phenomena of a second order mechanical system composed of a mass and spring. The control of the magnetostrictive actuator using a Terfenol-D is performed without using a feedback system to help reduce the power consumption. The vibration analysis is made for the sinusoidal scanning input to have the space domain information from the time domain of the velocity of a vibration object. As a partial work of development of a tow power consuming laser scanning vibrometer, in this work, a scanning system which has the above features is developed and experimentally investigated. For the purpose of the optical system calibration, the vibration measurement for one axis is presented and the future works are discussed.