Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Application issues of fiber-optic sensors in aircraft structures
Author(s): Zhuo Jun Lu; Franz A. Blaha
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

This paper considers two important application issues of fiber optic sensors in aircraft structures. The first concerns the interfacing of optical fibers with composite material structures: concepts have been developed for realizing a reliable exit point for the embedded fiber from a composite aircraft component, by means of single-mode connector assemblies embedded in composite material structures. The second issue relates to the temperature stability of the sensors: temperature characteristics of two-mode fiber optic strain sensors were investigated, sensors made of elliptical core and bow-tie fibers are compared, and the trade-offs among strain sensor range, sensitivity and temperature stability are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1588, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50186
Show Author Affiliations
Zhuo Jun Lu, Canadian Marconi Co. (Canada)
Franz A. Blaha, Canadian Marconi Co. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1588:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top