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Flight demonstration of fiber optic sensors
Author(s): Jennifer L. Elster; Angela Trego; Charles Catterall; Josh Averett; Mark E. Jones; Mishell K. Evans; Bob Fielder
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Paper Abstract

Luna Innovations has developed a prototype 8-channel fiber optic sensor system to demonstrate fiber optic sensor operation in flight environments. As an intial flight demonstration, long period grating (LPG) relative humidity sensors along with extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometric (EFPI) pressure and temperature sensors were installed in an aging Delta 767-300ER jet. The fiber optic signal-conditioning system is a multi-purpose platform that can also be used to operate other types of fiber optic LPG and EFPI sensors, including strain gages, metal-ion corrosion sensors, and fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors. The system configuration and operation is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5050, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Sensor Technology and Measurement Systems, (22 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484245
Show Author Affiliations
Jennifer L. Elster, Luna Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Angela Trego, Boeing Co. (United States)
Charles Catterall, Delta Technical Operations (United States)
Josh Averett, Luna Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Mark E. Jones, Luna Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Mishell K. Evans, Luna Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Bob Fielder, Luna Innovations, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5050:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Sensor Technology and Measurement Systems
Daniele Inaudi; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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