Abstract

We report results from fiber-optic-sensor field tests on an F-15 aircraft mounted within a full-scale test frame for the purpose of fatigue testing. Strain sensitivities of the order of 0.01 μm/m have been obtained.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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  1. K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).
  2. A. D. Kersey, D. A. Jackson, M. Corke, “A simple fibre Fabry–Perot sensor,” Opt. Commun. 45, 71–73 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  3. C. E. Lee, H. F. Taylor, “Interferometric optical fibre sensors using internal mirrors,” Electron. Lett. 24, 193–194 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  4. K. A. Murphy, M. F. Gunther, A. M. Vengsarkar, R. O. Claus, “Quadrature phase shifted extrinsic Fabry–Perot fiber optic sensors,” Opt. Lett. 16, 273–275 (1991).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. M. Vengsarkar, K. A. Murphy, “Fiber sensors in aerospace applications: the smart structures concept,” Photonics Spectra 24, 119–124 (April1990).

1991 (1)

1990 (1)

A. M. Vengsarkar, K. A. Murphy, “Fiber sensors in aerospace applications: the smart structures concept,” Photonics Spectra 24, 119–124 (April1990).

1988 (1)

C. E. Lee, H. F. Taylor, “Interferometric optical fibre sensors using internal mirrors,” Electron. Lett. 24, 193–194 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

A. D. Kersey, D. A. Jackson, M. Corke, “A simple fibre Fabry–Perot sensor,” Opt. Commun. 45, 71–73 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Belsley, K. L.

K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).

Carroll, J. B.

K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).

Claus, R. O.

Corke, M.

A. D. Kersey, D. A. Jackson, M. Corke, “A simple fibre Fabry–Perot sensor,” Opt. Commun. 45, 71–73 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Gunther, M. F.

Hess, L. A.

K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).

Huber, D. R.

K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).

Jackson, D. A.

A. D. Kersey, D. A. Jackson, M. Corke, “A simple fibre Fabry–Perot sensor,” Opt. Commun. 45, 71–73 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kersey, A. D.

A. D. Kersey, D. A. Jackson, M. Corke, “A simple fibre Fabry–Perot sensor,” Opt. Commun. 45, 71–73 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Lee, C. E.

C. E. Lee, H. F. Taylor, “Interferometric optical fibre sensors using internal mirrors,” Electron. Lett. 24, 193–194 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Murphy, K. A.

K. A. Murphy, M. F. Gunther, A. M. Vengsarkar, R. O. Claus, “Quadrature phase shifted extrinsic Fabry–Perot fiber optic sensors,” Opt. Lett. 16, 273–275 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Vengsarkar, K. A. Murphy, “Fiber sensors in aerospace applications: the smart structures concept,” Photonics Spectra 24, 119–124 (April1990).

Schmadel, D.

K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).

Taylor, H. F.

C. E. Lee, H. F. Taylor, “Interferometric optical fibre sensors using internal mirrors,” Electron. Lett. 24, 193–194 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Vengsarkar, A. M.

K. A. Murphy, M. F. Gunther, A. M. Vengsarkar, R. O. Claus, “Quadrature phase shifted extrinsic Fabry–Perot fiber optic sensors,” Opt. Lett. 16, 273–275 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Vengsarkar, K. A. Murphy, “Fiber sensors in aerospace applications: the smart structures concept,” Photonics Spectra 24, 119–124 (April1990).

Electron. Lett. (1)

C. E. Lee, H. F. Taylor, “Interferometric optical fibre sensors using internal mirrors,” Electron. Lett. 24, 193–194 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. D. Kersey, D. A. Jackson, M. Corke, “A simple fibre Fabry–Perot sensor,” Opt. Commun. 45, 71–73 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Photonics Spectra (1)

A. M. Vengsarkar, K. A. Murphy, “Fiber sensors in aerospace applications: the smart structures concept,” Photonics Spectra 24, 119–124 (April1990).

Other (1)

K. L. Belsley, J. B. Carroll, L. A. Hess, D. R. Huber, D. Schmadel, “Optically multiplexed interferometric fiber optic sensor system,” in Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, E. L. Moore, O. G. Ramer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.566, 257–265 (1985).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the extrinsic Fabry–Perot sensor: R1, R2, reflections from the glass–air and air–glass interfaces, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Sensor output waveforms for static loading from 20 to 40% loading. Time/division; 1 s; voltage/division; 1 V.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Data processor output showing the variation of strain versus time. Typical output waveforms shown in Fig. 2 were fed into a software package to acquire strain information at each instant in time.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Processed output showing measured strain as a function of time during the loading cycle.

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