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An energy efficient wireless module for on-board aircraft impact detection
Author(s): Hailing Fu; Zahra Sharif Khodaei; M. H. Ferri Aliabadi
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Paper Abstract

An innovative wireless passive system for impact detection on large-scale composite airframe structures is presented. The wireless system is designed to operate with a sensor network for onboard of aircraft for structural health monitoring, of composite airframe. The wireless systems efficient design allows for low power consumption, wireless communication capability, system robustness and large sensing area. The system is evaluated on a large-scale stiffened composite fuselage under different operational conditions. It is demonstrated that it is possible to detect impact events with different impact energy levels and impact locations over a large monitoring area. This work provides a potential solution for aircraft on-board structural health monitoring with no human intervention. This sensing system can be also adapted to other Internet of Things and structural health monitoring applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10971, Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation XIII, 109711B (1 April 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513534
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Hailing Fu, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Zahra Sharif Khodaei, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
M. H. Ferri Aliabadi, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10971:
Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation XIII
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Editor(s)

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