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Fiber Optic Sensor Systems For Smart Aerospace Structures
Author(s): P. D. Dean; R. O. Claus; D. A. Martin; D. Trites
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Paper Abstract

Current and projected advances in aerospace structures technology for such programs as the Advanced Tactical Fighter, Orient Express, and NASA space platforms are used as the starting point for a top-level structural monitoring systems analysis. Performance requirements are considered for such structures, and used to identify needs for integral sensors and systems. Implications of recent work are discussed, which have demonstrated the potential for fiber optic sensor systems which can assess and report on structural condition in real time. The essential system elements are defined, and constraints imposed by vehicle environments are considered. The resulting development needs, for fiber optic sensors and systems are stated in the conclusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0986, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins, (16 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948887
Show Author Affiliations
P. D. Dean, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company (United States)
R. O. Claus, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company (United States)
Virginia Tech (United States)
D. A. Martin, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company (United States)
D. Trites, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company (United States)
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0986:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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