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Vol. 80, Issue 6, June 2007, pp. 1289-1294

 

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Fiber Optic Sensors to Monitor Structural Components Made of Composite Materials

Fiber Bragg Gratings Increase the Reliability of Future Airbus Generations

 

Bob GRIETENS

XenICs, Ambachtenlaan 44, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

Tel.: +32-16-389900, e-mail: bob.grientens@xenics.com, www.xenics.com

Marc VOET

FOS&S, Cipalstraat 14, B-2440  Geel, Belgium

Tel.: +32 (14) 58 11 91, e-mail: mvoet@fos-s.com, www.fos-s.com

 

 

Received: 14 May 2007   /Accepted: 19 June 2007   /Published: 25 June 2007

 

Abstract: New fiber reinforced composite materials and integrated sensors are converging to form smart structural components. They excel by their higher reliability, lead to more economical maintenance procedures and contribute significantly to reducing the cost of operating air fleets.

 

Keywords: Fiber Bragg Gratings, carbon-reinforced materials, high-resolution IR-spectrometer

 

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