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Fiber optic sensors for characterization of composite structural materials and structural monitoring
Author(s): Robert P. Kenny; E. Gutierrez; Alfredo C. Lucia; Maurice Patrick Whelan; F. Gaiazzi
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Paper Abstract

We present recent work on fiber optic sensor systems for structural element characterization and monitoring. One particular application area currently under study is the characterization and testing of pultruded composite beams. The motivation behind this project and current status is described. Fiber optic sensor systems to suit the application have been developed. In particular, the development of both AO tunable filter and all-fiber passive demodulation schemes for in-fiber Bragg grating sensors is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3180, Third Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (2 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.285597
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Robert P. Kenny, Ctr. Comune di Ricerca (Italy)
E. Gutierrez, Ctr. Comune di Ricerca (Italy)
Alfredo C. Lucia, Ctr. Comune di Ricerca (Italy)
Maurice Patrick Whelan, Ctr. Comune di Ricerca (Italy)
F. Gaiazzi, Ctr. Comune di Ricerca (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3180:
Third Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd; Chuck C. Jung, Editor(s)

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