Fiber optic distributed sensing systems for harsh aerospace environments
Proc. SPIE 3674, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, 136 (July 9, 1999); doi:10.1117/12.351549

Fiber optic sensors have the potential to be used in the very hostile environments necessary for advanced aerospace platforms. This paper reviews some of the key issues associated with the implementation of distributed fiber optic sensors in harsh environments and outlines baseline system designs.