Commercial Transportation


Aerospace development centers around the world were among the early adopters of FBG technology as they recognized inherent benefits such as the ability to multiplex many FBG in one array, making long fiber runs without the need for amplification or electricity, and the ability to surface mount or directly embed the FBG sensors into their structures with no risk of interference with any of the existing electronics based avionics. FBGs are gaining momentum in both airplane and spaceship industries.

Railway systems benefit from FBGs for monitoring key operating parameters as well: aside from monitoring the structural integrity of trains and critical equipment on-board, FBG sensors installed on trains reliably detect problems with the rails they run on and, vice versa, FBG sensors deployed on rails can determine the state of health and need of repair for the trains running on them.

The marine industry’s large cargo ships, oil, LNG, and other tankers, specialty vessels for military and exploration purposes, all benefit from the reliable structural health monitoring aspects of FBG technology and a growing number of system integrators provide excellent services for deployment and training

Relevant products:

T10 and T20 as core sensor construction elements,

T100 as multi-point array element,

T120 for multi-axis strain and shape deformation sensing,

T130 for embedded strain sensing in composites, and other materials

T140 for multi-point temperature monitoring

T210 for structural cracks and vibration monitoring