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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2009
  • pp: 1436–1443

Comparing polymer optical fiber, fiber Bragg grating, and traditional strain gauge for aircraft structural health monitoring

Javier Gomez, Joseba Zubia, Gerardo Aranguren, Jon Arrue, Hans Poisel, and Idurre Saez  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 8, pp. 1436-1443 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.001436


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Abstract

Systems for structural health monitoring in aeronautical structures use methods of measuring the elongation that normally require too heavy setups or difficult assembly jobs, such as those based on traditional strain gauges. Alternative methods based on fiber Bragg gratings tend to be very expensive. We analyze the possibility of improving the existing designs with the aid of low-cost plastic optical fiber sensors. For this purpose we test these sensors in a rudder flap subjected to different types of bending forces. The results show that they offer good stability and repeatability, and the measured values are very similar to those obtained with Bragg sensors.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2009
Published: March 3, 2009

Citation
Javier Gomez, Joseba Zubia, Gerardo Aranguren, Jon Arrue, Hans Poisel, and Idurre Saez, "Comparing polymer optical fiber, fiber Bragg grating, and traditional strain gauge for aircraft structural health monitoring," Appl. Opt. 48, 1436-1443 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-8-1436

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