Health and Usage Monitoring of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Fiber-Optic Sensors

  • I. Kressel
  • A. Handelman
  • Y. Botsev
  • J. Balter
  • P. Gud’s
  • M. Tur
  • S. Gali
  • A. C. R. Pillai
  • M. H. Prasad
  • A. K. Yadav
  • N. Gupta
  • S. Sathya
  • R. Sundaram

Abstract

An airborne, high resolution, load tracking and structural health monitoring system for unmanned aerial vehicles composite structure is presented. The system is based on embedded optical fibre Bragg sensors, interrogated in real time during flight. The vibration signature during ground testing has been recorded and analyzed, making it possible to identify and trace the dynamic response of the airborne structure and engine during flight. Tracking the structural behaviour over time can be used for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), reducing maintenance cost.

Keywords

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fiber Bragg Grating Structural Health Monitoring Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Structural Health Monitoring System 
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References

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    Tur, M., Kressel, I., Botsev, Y., Handelman, A., Gud’s, P., Ronen, S., Cohen, S., Pillai, A.C.R., Hari Prasad, M., Kamath, G.M., Gupta, N., Khatkhate, A., Gali, S.: The use of Optical Fiber Sensors for Load Tracking and Structural Health Monitoring of UAV Composite Structures. In: ICAUV, Bangalore, India, April 3-4 (2009)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kressel
    • 1
  • A. Handelman
    • 2
  • Y. Botsev
    • 2
  • J. Balter
    • 1
  • P. Gud’s
    • 1
  • M. Tur
    • 2
  • S. Gali
    • 5
  • A. C. R. Pillai
    • 3
  • M. H. Prasad
    • 3
  • A. K. Yadav
    • 3
  • N. Gupta
    • 4
  • S. Sathya
    • 4
  • R. Sundaram
    • 4
  1. 1.IAI Engineering Division Ben Gurion International AirportIsrael
  2. 2.School of Electrical EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Aeronautical Development EstablishmentBangaloreIndia
  4. 4.National Aerospace LaboratoriesBangaloreIndia
  5. 5.ConsultantTel-AvivIsrael

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