Accession Number : ADA570696


Title :   Application of Fiber Optic Instrumentation (Validation des systemes d'instrumentation a fibres optiques)


Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Richards, W L ; Parker, Jr, Allen R ; Ko, William L ; Piazza, Anthony ; Chan, Patrick


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a570696.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : Fiber optic sensing technology has emerged in recent years offering tremendous advantages over conventional aircraft instrumentation systems. The advantages of fiber optic sensors over their conventional counterparts are well established; they are lighter, smaller, and can provide enormous numbers of measurements at a fraction of the total sensor weight. After a brief overview of conventional and fiber-optic sensing technology, this paper presents an overview of the research that has been conducted at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in recent years to advance this promising new technology. Research and development areas include system and algorithm development, sensor characterization and attachment, and real-time experimentally derived parameter monitoring for ground- and flight-based applications. The vision of fiber optic smart structure technology is presented and its potential benefits to aerospace vehicles throughout the lifecycle, from preliminary design to final retirement, are presented.


Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS , *OPTICAL DETECTION , AIRCRAFT , ALGORITHMS , DISPLACEMENT , FATIGUE(MECHANICS) , FLIGHT TESTING , GROUND BASED , INSTRUMENTATION , LOADS(FORCES) , OPTICAL DETECTORS , STRAIN(MECHANICS) , STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , TEST METHODS


Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE