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Optical fibre sensing: a solution for industry
Author(s): T. Sun; M. Fabian; Y. Chen; M. Vidakovic; S. Javdani; K. T. V. Grattan; J. Carlton; C. Gerada; L. Brun
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibres have been explored widely for their sensing capability to meet increasing industrial needs, building on their success in telecommunications. This paper provides a review of research activities at City University of London in response to industrial challenges through the development of a range of fibre Bragg grating (FBG)-based sensors for transportation structural monitoring. For marine propellers, arrays of FBGs mapped onto the surface of propeller blades allow for capturing vibrational modes, with reference to simulation data. The research funded by EU Cleansky programme enables the development of self-sensing electric motor drives to support ‘More Electric Aircraft’ concept. The partnership with Faiveley Brecknell Willis in the UK enables the integration of FBG sensors into the railway current-collecting pantographs for real-time condition monitoring when they are operating under 25kV conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103231H (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272471
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T. Sun, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
M. Fabian, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Y. Chen, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
M. Vidakovic, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
S. Javdani, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
K. T. V. Grattan, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
J. Carlton, City Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
C. Gerada, Nottingham Univ. (United Kingdom)
L. Brun, Faiveley Brecknell Willis (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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