In the Horizon2020 program Technobis is partner in the EXTREME Dynamic Loading project for the development of a Fiber Optic Sensing system with the capability to perform extreme measurements. In this project the general objective is to push the boundaries of aerospace composite material structures.
The aim of the project is to develop novel material characterization methods and in-situ measurement techniques, material models and simulation methods for the design and manufacture aerospace composite structures under EXTREME dynamic loadings leading to a significant reduction of weight, design and certification cost. Technobis involvement concerns the development of the SuperGator.
The SuperGator an FBG interrogator with a Sampling Speed up to 1MHz, a Resolution of less than 0.1 pm, and Dynamic Range of 5%, which demonstrates high performance measurement capability utilizing standard optical telecom fiber for extreme loading conditions. The SuperGator is intended as an ideal measurement solution that provides high performance measurements on static, dynamic, high dynamic and extreme dynamic phenomena in aircraft structures with one single low footprint system. The SuperGator is considered a breakthrough in applicable and affordable sensing capabilities.SHM IN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES