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FBG sensor system for trailing edge chord-wise hinge rotation measurements
Author(s): M. Ciminello; A. Concilio; D. Flauto; F. Mennella
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Paper Abstract

It is the aim of this paper to present the design of a sensor system based on fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) for the strain monitoring of an adaptive trailing edge (ATE) device. Some of the activities herein showed comes from developments inside the project SARISTU (EU-FP7), funded by the European Union inside the VII Framework Programme and focused on smart aircraft structures. Because the TE is immerged into 3D structural and aerodynamic fields, the sensor system network should have chord- and span-wise features. The ATE device will be equipped with a shape monitoring system using a widely distributed sensors based on fiber optic (FO) elements herein referred to, mainly with the aim of reducing the number of channels (then expense, complexity, etc.). In what follows, the mathematical modelling of a sensor system concept based on FBG is applied to evaluate the chord-wise strain of a trailing edge device. A hinge rotation detection capabilities based on strain measurements is presented. The detection and process of data concerning the in-flight ATE local deformation are necessary to reconstruct the shape produced by the action of a dedicated actuation system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 869221 (19 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2012017
Show Author Affiliations
M. Ciminello, Ctr. Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (Italy)
A. Concilio, Ctr. Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (Italy)
D. Flauto, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
F. Mennella, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8692:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013
Jerome Peter Lynch; Chung-Bang Yun; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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