Coordinator: Carmen Vázquez (GDAF-UC3M)
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)