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Optical Fiber Sensors for Remote Condition Monitoring of Industrial Structures

  • Tong Sun OBEEmail author
  • M. Fabian
  • Y. Chen
  • M. Vidakovic
  • S. Javdani
  • K. T. V. Grattan
  • J. Carlton
  • C. Gerada
  • L. Brun
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Abstract

Optical fibers have been explored widely for their sensing capability to meet increasing industrial needs, building on their success in telecommunications. This chapter provides a review of research activities at City, University of London in response to industrial challenges through the development of a range of optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based sensors for transportation structural monitoring. It includes the instrumentation of marine propellers using arrays of FBGs mapped onto the surface of propeller blades to allow for capturing vibrational modes, with reference to simulation data. The research funded by the 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 25 kV conditions.

Keywords

Fiber Bragg Gratings Marine propellers Optical fiber sensors Self-sensing electrical motors Smart railway current-collecting pantographs Structural condition monitoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tong Sun OBE
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Fabian
    • 2
  • Y. Chen
    • 2
  • M. Vidakovic
    • 2
  • S. Javdani
    • 2
  • K. T. V. Grattan
    • 2
  • J. Carlton
    • 2
  • C. Gerada
    • 3
  • L. Brun
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Computer Science and EngineeringCity, University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.City, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.The University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  4. 4.Faiveley Brecknell WillisSomersetUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tong Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Sensor EngineeringCity UniversityLondonUK

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