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Smart aircraft by continuous condition monitoring of aircraft structures and components
Author(s): Daryoush Allaei
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Paper Abstract

There exists a need to have a reliable comprehensive software/hardware to monitor the condition of airframe structures and aircraft components. Failure of any structural parts of aircraft are often prohibitively costly and could even lead to loss of life. The existing technologies deal with the use of some of the characteristics of structural vibration and thus resulting in false detections. The use of complete vibration signature measured by an array of embedded (or attached) fiber-optic sensors, which are loaded with multiple laser beams generated by a single optical source, is the focus of this project. The hardware will be light weight, low cost, and effective for monitoring discontinuities, damage, and delamination in both composite and metal airframes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184814
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Daryoush Allaei, QRDC, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials

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