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Optical fiber sensors for in-flight health monitoring
Author(s): Jason W. Borinski; Scott A. Meller; Wade J. Pulliam; Kent A. Murphy; Joseph A. Schetz
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber sensors, because of their small size, low weight, extremely high information carrying capability, immunity to electromagnetic interference, and large operational temperature range, provide numerous advantages over conventional electrical based sensors. Current and future aircraft designs require reduced sensor size and weight while maintaining resolution and accuracy in the extreme flight environment. Unmanned air vehicles also require more accurate sensor information to improve aircraft control systems. This paper presents preliminary results from optical fiber sensor designs for monitoring acceleration, pressure, and skin friction in-flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3986, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials, (12 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388135
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Jason W. Borinski, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Scott A. Meller, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Wade J. Pulliam, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Kent A. Murphy, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Joseph A. Schetz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3986:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials
Richard O. Claus; William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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