Jacques Albert wins Research Achievement Awards 2017
Professor Jacques Albert of the Department of Electronics in the Faculty of Engineering and Design won a Research Achievement Awards 2017 for the project:Optical Fiber-Optic Sensor System for Aerospace Applications
A portable autonomous electronic system will be developed to read and re-transmit data from novel optical fiber sensors embedded into structures such as airplane wings, helicopter and wind turbine blades. The detection of laser light propagating in arrays of sensors will provide real-time information about the stresses and vibrations experienced by these structures with the purpose of ensuring their continuing integrity and improve their performance. Safer and more energy efficient systems will result.