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Structural health monitoring by embedded fiber Bragg gratings
Author(s): Thomas Alt; Kathrin Badstuebner; Bernd Michel; A. Ansorge
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Paper Abstract

At Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) are used for online measurement of mechanical deformations and temperature changes within electronic packaging and mechatronic systems. Encapsulation processes with rapid prototyping materials like stereolithography resin and vacuum casting polymers are monitored, as well as high volume production processes like Reactive Injection Molding (RIM). This paper discusses the effects that occur when the geometrical and mechanical properties of the measured object are comparable to the sensing system and when the fiber optic sensor is significantly influencing the measurement. Package reliability in electronics is intensively studied at our institute [1] and this paper will evaluate the ability of FBG to detect structural changes like cracks and delaminations within electronics. By embedding the fibers directly into the polymer packaging the sensor can be used for continuous lifetime monitoring of the system, starting with real-time cure monitoring during production processes and ending with structural health monitoring during product lifetime and quality testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5459, Optical Sensing, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544089
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Thomas Alt, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Zuverlaessigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
Kathrin Badstuebner, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Zuverlaessigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
Bernd Michel, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Zuverlaessigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
A. Ansorge, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Zuverlaessigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5459:
Optical Sensing
Brian Culshaw; Anna Grazia Mignani; Rainer Riesenberg, Editor(s)

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