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Journal of Sensors
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 154586, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/154586
Research Article

Remote-Time Division Multiplexing of Bending Sensors Using a Broadband Light Source

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Campus Arrosadia S/N, Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Spain

Received 14 February 2012; Accepted 31 July 2012

Academic Editor: Weiqi Jin

Copyright © 2012 Mikel Bravo and Manuel López-Amo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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