Culshaw, B. (2011) Fibre optic sensors in smart structures: achievements, challenges and prospects. [Proceedings Paper]Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Fibre optic sensors have been an important stimulus toward the realisation of the 'smart' structure since the concept became mooted over quarter of a century ago. Indeed without the prospect for the fibre optic 'nervous system' the practicality of achieving the smart structures goal would be significantly impaired. This paper endeavours to present a snapshot of the achievements which fibre based sensor technology has contributed to smart structures and identifies some of the ongoing needs for continued evolution in both the technology itself and, possibly even more important, in the users' perspective on the prospects which fibre optic sensing systems can offer. In particular the tools inherent in distributed sensing which is unique to the fibre optic platform, and in long chains of fibre Bragg gratings, are especially relevant.
|Item type:||Proceedings Paper|
|Keywords:||Fiber Bragg gratings , smart structures, sensor technology, nervous system, Fiber optics sensors, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
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|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||15 Oct 2012 15:59|
|Last modified:||14 Jun 2013 16:25|
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