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Dynamic measurements on a star tracker prototype of AMS using fiber optic sensors
Author(s): A. Cusano; P. Capoluongo; S. Campopiano; C. Ambrosino; M. Giordano; M. Caponero; A. Paolozzi; F. Felli
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Paper Abstract

An aluminum prototype of the AMICA (Astro Mapper for Instrument Check of Attitude) Star Tracker Support (ASTS) of the AMS_02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) space experiment has been instrumented with Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs). In this work the use of FBGs to perform dynamic tests on the ASTS prototype is reported. The excitation has been provided by an instrumented impact hammer, the mechanical response of the structure has been obtained by bonded FBGs and accelerometers. All time histories have been recorded, transformed in the frequency domain to retrieve Frequency Response Functions (FRFs)-accelerometer responses- and Strain Frequency Response Functions (SFRFs) -FBG responses-, both providing resonant frequencies and displacements (strain) shapes of the ASTS. Numerical simulations of this structure have been performed to predict its resonant frequencies and vibrational displacement (strain) shapes. Experimental results demonstrate the capability of FBGs to perform in situ experimental modal analysis as confirmed by the comparison of the optical response with the accelerometers one and the good agreement with the numerical analysis.

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Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623608
Show Author Affiliations
A. Cusano, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)
P. Capoluongo, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)
S. Campopiano, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)
C. Ambrosino, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)
M. Giordano, IMCB-CNR (Italy)
M. Caponero, ENEA (Italy)
A. Paolozzi, Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
F. Felli, Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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