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Optical fibre sensing: A solution for industry

Sun, T., Fabian, M., Chen, Y. , Vidakovic, M., Javdani, S., Grattan, K. T. V., Carlton, J., Gerada, C. & Brun, L. (2017). Optical fibre sensing: A solution for industry. Proceedings of SPIE, 10323, 103231H. doi: 10.1117/12.2272471


Optical fibres have been explored widely for their sensing capability to meet increasing industrial needs, building on their success in telecommunications. This paper provides a review of research activities at City University of London in response to industrial challenges through the development of a range of fibre Bragg grating (FBG)-based sensors for transportation structural monitoring. For marine propellers, arrays of FBGs mapped onto the surface of propeller blades allow for capturing vibrational modes, with reference to simulation data. The research funded by EU Cleansky programme enables the development of self-sensing electric motor drives to support 'More Electric Aircraft' concept. The partnership with Faiveley Brecknell Willis in the UK enables the integration of FBG sensors into the railway current-collecting pantographs for real-time condition monitoring when they are operating under 25kV conditions.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: T. Sun, M. Fabian, Y. Chen, M. Vidakovic, S. Javdani, K. T. V. Grattan, J. Carlton, C. Gerada, L. Brun, "Optical fibre sensing: a solution for industry" Proceedings Volume 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Chung, Y., Jin, W., Lee, B., Canning, J., Nakamura, K., Yuan, L., 10323, 103231H, (2017). Copyright SPIE (2017) Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Publisher Keywords: FBG sensors; marine propeller; electric motor; pantograph
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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