30 March 2009 All-fiber optic ultrasonic structural health monitoring system
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Abstract
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is required for early detection of damage in structural components to improve the safety, reduce the cost, and increase the performance and efficiency of aircrafts. Currently available techniques have a number of deficiencies prohibiting wide spread of SHM in aerospace applications. In this contribution we will present the initial results of development at Luna Innovations of an all-fiber optic ultrasonic airframe SHM system that will be able to address the deficiencies of solutions suggested/developed to date. In this contribution we will present the details on design, development and testing of the prototype fiber optic SHM system.
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Vladimir Kochergin, Vladimir Kochergin, Kevin Flanagan, Kevin Flanagan, Zhong Shi, Zhong Shi, Michael Pedrick, Michael Pedrick, Blake Baldwin, Blake Baldwin, Thomas Plaisted, Thomas Plaisted, Balakishore Yellampelle, Balakishore Yellampelle, Eugene Kochergin, Eugene Kochergin, Larry Vicari, Larry Vicari, } "All-fiber optic ultrasonic structural health monitoring system", Proc. SPIE 7292, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009, 72923D (30 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815315; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.815315
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