Special Issue "Optical and Fiber Optical Sensors for Aerospace Applications"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
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
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 sensors 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
- Passive optical sensors
Prof. Dr. Aris Ikiades
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- optical sensors
- fiber optic sensors
- aerospace sensors