High survivability fiber sensor network for smart structures

Andrew M. Gillooly*, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

*Corresponding author for this work

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Linear fiber optic sensor arrays are prone to catastrophic failure if a breakage occurs along the length of the array. A coupler chain array is proposed and experimentally demonstrated to have a lower susceptibility to signal loss when damage is implemented on the array. Three different array designs are compared and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004


  • Array
  • Bragg
  • Damage
  • Fiber
  • Grating
  • Network
  • Sensor
  • Smart
  • Structure
  • Survivability


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