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Structural shape sensing for morphing aircraft
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Paper Abstract

This paper represents a "work-in-progress" status report on shape determination and sensing methods for deforming structures utilizing embedded sensors. This work is part of a larger effort in morphing aircraft structures at the Air Force Research Laboratory. The two critical issues involved in the present work are the determination of the number and placement of embedded sensors, and algorithms for transforming the sensor data into displacements to define the shape of the structure. These issues are addressed in the context of a laboratory experiment, which demonstrate many of the challenges inherent in the problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5056, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (5 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.483468
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Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Brian P. Sanders, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5056:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Amr M. Baz, Editor(s)

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