O4. Instrumentation systems in energy and

      transport sectors

Coordinator: Carmen Vázquez (GDAF-UC3M)



  • Laboratories: L2, L4
  • Associated partners: EPFL (Switzerland), Aston University (UK), Telecom Bretagne (France), UPVEHU (University of the Basque Country)
  • Associated companies: Focus, ChyLas, Airbus, Repsol, REE, Enagas, Ferrovial, EADS-CASA

Different sensor technologies based on plastic (POF) and silica (GOF) optical fibres are going to be developed. Some designs include micro-structured and photonic crystal fibres and distributed sensing configurations. Instrumentation systems for monitoring parameters such as mechanical deformations, vibrations and impacts will be developed in order to enable a more sustainable and intelligent transport and a safer society. For multiple points monitoring in distributed Brillouin sensors, quasi-distributed sensors or specific networks based on fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) will be used. Among others, improved mechanical performance of polymer optical fibres and new interrogation techniques for self-referenced intensity based sensors including GOF and mPOF multiplexing topologies will be exploited.



The following activities will be carried out:


Activity 1. Sensing deformations, vibrations and impacts on air and rail transport.                                     Responsible: David Sanchez (GDAF-UC3M)

Activity 2. Sensing distributed vibration and seismic safety perimeter.

                  Responsible: Sonia Martin (GRIFO-UAH)