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Smart Structures Concept Study
Author(s): Herb Smith Jr.; Amy Garrett; Charles R. Saff
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Paper Abstract

We explore the application of the smart structures concept to fighter aircraft. The discussion addresses the issues of survivability of the structure during flight and combat, and the supportability of the aircraft as a weapon system. Smart structures concepts offer promise in both of these areas. We also present data from initial investigations of fiber optic sensors embedded within composite panels and bonded to aluminum specimens. The sensors detect the occurrence of impact and measure the strain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1170, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963100
Show Author Affiliations
Herb Smith Jr., McDonnell Douglas Corporation (United States)
Amy Garrett, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (United States)
Charles R. Saff, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1170:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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