Advanced Composites Division provides an FBG based online strain and load monitoring system for airframe structures. SHM technologies offer a ‘condition-based maintenance’ or ‘maintenance-on-demand’ paradigm that would increase inspection intervals, leading to lower maintenance costs of aircrafts. The key to an effective SHM system for aircraft structures is not only the appropriate sensor selection but also the processing of the sensor data to predict the flight load and the damages, if any, in the structure.
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Technology is demonstrated through flight trials for inflight strain measurement on 2-Seater HANSA aircraft and Nishant UAV. A Flight data playback software sensors QuickVIEW© is available for strain measurements and load estimation using fiber optic sensors.
Technology Package Consists of
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