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Optical Fiber Sensing Considerations For A Smart Aerospace Structure
Author(s): David W. Jensen; Richard W. Griffiths
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, many of the critical issues which affect the application of embedded fiber-optic sensors for smart structures applications are identified, discussed, and - to a limited extent - experimentally verified. In particular, fabrication, durability, and characterization issues are addressed. The fabrication procedures for embedding these sensors into advanced composite components have been refined. This has been demonstrated with the successful fabrication of a 1.5 inch diameter by 58 inch long composite tube with an embedded fiber-optic pressure sensor. Preliminary characterization results using an optical time-domain reflectometer are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0986, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins, (16 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948889
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David W. Jensen, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
Richard W. Griffiths, G2 Corporation (United States)


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

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