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Remotely interrogated sensor electronics (RISE) for smart structures applications
Author(s): William B. Spillman Jr.; S. Durkee; W. W. Kuhns
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Paper Abstract

Smart structures research has focussed upon the many different subsystems making up the smart structure with the exception of the power/communication interface. In the case of embedded fiber optic sensors, an acceptable solution has yet to be found. A preferred solution would not involve physical interconnection between the power/interrogation subsystem and any embedded electronics. One method which offers promise to provide this solution is based upon inductive coupling between a surface mounted interrogation coil and an embedded coil connected to some local system. In this paper, a description of such a system is provided detailing its basic operating principles, the design/performance of a pc based demonstration system, results from sensors embedded in composite coupons and a discussion of how the system may properly be called a smart subsystem.

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: 10.1117/12.184846
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William B. Spillman Jr., BFGoodrich Aerospace/Simmonds Precison Aircraft Systems (United States)
S. Durkee, BFGoodrich Aerospace/Simmonds Precision Aircraft Systems (United States)
W. W. Kuhns, BFGoodrich Aerospace/Simmonds Precision Aircraft Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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