Special Issue "Optical and Fiber Optical Sensors for Aerospace Applications"

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Aris Ikiades
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Physics Department, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Interests: fiber optic sensors; evanescent sensing with nanoparticles in a variety of applications such as ice detection in aerospace and bio sensing; FBG-based distributed strain/temperature sensor; fiber lasers and amplifiers; Raman fiber

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optical and fiber optical-based sensors have constantly been developed and used in a number of applications in difficult environments such as oil exploration, chemical sensing, smart materials, and as such can be particularly beneficial to the aerospace industry. Although fiber optic-based sensors have been researched quite extensively, primarily in structural health-monitoring applications, they have not been adopted widely in aerospace applications. To date, the most successful fiber optic sensor is probably the optical gyroscope, based on the Syniac interferometer, but there is great potential for other applications of optical and fiber optical sensors in aerospace, such as chemical and gas sensing in the aircraft cabin and cargo bay, aircraft safety and security, Lider, ice detection, and many others. 

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of recent advances in optical and fiber optical sensors for aerospace applications, and authors are invited to submit full research articles and review manuscripts addressing (but not limited to) the following topics: 

Fiber optic sensors for aerospace

  • Structural health monitoring
  • Distributed sensors
  • Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Long period gratings
  • Spatial fibers
  • Photonic crystal fibers
  • Whispering gallery mode sensors
  • Non liner sensors (Brillion, Raman)
  • Chemical and gas sensors
  • Ice accretion and ice crystals detection
  • Magnetic and electromagnetic sensors

Evanescent optic seniors for aerospace

  • Fiber optics
  • Fiber tapers
  • Planer waveguides
  • In chip optical detection
  • Plasmonic sensors

Interferometer-based sensors for aerospace

  • Syniac interferometer
  • Michelson interferometer
  • Mach Zehnder interferometer
  • Optical ring resonator

Remote sensing

  • Lidar
  • Passive optical sensors

Prof. Dr. Aris Ikiades
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • optical sensors
  • fiber optic sensors
  • aerospace sensors

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Calibration of a Load Measurement System for an Unmanned Aircraft Composite Wing Based on Fibre Bragg Gratings and Electrical Strain Gauges
Aerospace 2020, 7(3), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace7030027 - 13 Mar 2020
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This paper presents the issues concerning calibration of a measurement system for monitoring the cross-sectional forces and moments of an unmanned aircraft’s wing. A composite cantilever wing with built-in measurement systems based on electrical resistance and Fibre Bragg Grating strain gauges has been [...] Read more.
This paper presents the issues concerning calibration of a measurement system for monitoring the cross-sectional forces and moments of an unmanned aircraft’s wing. A composite cantilever wing with built-in measurement systems based on electrical resistance and Fibre Bragg Grating strain gauges has been made for the purpose of the study. Measurement systems placed along the span of the wing consist of strain gauges arranged in a manner that allows the monitoring of shear force, bending and twisting moments. The calibration process was described in terms of both experimental tests and mathematical formalism. The calibration results were compared for the complete system, consisting of three sensor units, and for various combinations of separated measuring points. For each case, a reading inaccuracy analysis was carried out and conclusions, including recommendations for the design of this kind of measurement system, were formulated. Full article
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