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The composite-edge connector : facilitating fibre optic sensor integration in composite structures

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Optical fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensors are commonly used for structural health monitoring in composite materials, since their small dimensions, high sensitivity and multiplexing capacity are a good match with the structures to be monitored. We present a method for making a low-loss connection to an FBG optical fibre sensor that is integrated in a fibre reinforced composite structure. The method allows to both manufacture composite structure without taking special precautions to prevent damage to the connecting fibre and (if needed) to repair the connecting fibre, while optimizing the optical connection efficiency even if both fibres have dissimilar mode field diameters.

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Windels, Jindrich et al. “The Composite-edge Connector : Facilitating Fibre Optic Sensor Integration in Composite Structures.” SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 Proceedings. South Hampton, 2018. 1–8. Print.
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Windels, J., Missinne, J., Voet, E., Van Steenberge, G., & Luyckx, G. (2018). The composite-edge connector : facilitating fibre optic sensor integration in composite structures. SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 proceedings (pp. 1–8). Presented at the SAMPE Europe Conference 2018, South Hampton.
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Windels, Jindrich, Jeroen Missinne, Eli Voet, Geert Van Steenberge, and Geert Luyckx. 2018. “The Composite-edge Connector : Facilitating Fibre Optic Sensor Integration in Composite Structures.” In SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 Proceedings, 1–8. South Hampton.
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Windels, Jindrich, Jeroen Missinne, Eli Voet, Geert Van Steenberge, and Geert Luyckx. 2018. “The Composite-edge Connector : Facilitating Fibre Optic Sensor Integration in Composite Structures.” In SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 Proceedings, 1–8. South Hampton.
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Windels J, Missinne J, Voet E, Van Steenberge G, Luyckx G. The composite-edge connector : facilitating fibre optic sensor integration in composite structures. SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 proceedings. South Hampton; 2018. p. 1–8.
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J. Windels, J. Missinne, E. Voet, G. Van Steenberge, and G. Luyckx, “The composite-edge connector : facilitating fibre optic sensor integration in composite structures,” in SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 proceedings, South Hampton, 2018, pp. 1–8.
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  abstract     = {Optical fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensors are commonly used for structural health monitoring in composite materials, since their small dimensions, high sensitivity and multiplexing capacity are a good match with the structures to be monitored. We present a method for making a low-loss connection to an FBG optical fibre sensor that is integrated in a fibre reinforced composite structure. The method allows to both manufacture composite structure without taking special precautions to prevent damage to the connecting fibre and (if needed) to repair the connecting fibre, while optimizing the optical connection efficiency even if both fibres have dissimilar mode field diameters.},
  author       = {Windels, Jindrich and Missinne, Jeroen and Voet, Eli and Van Steenberge, Geert and Luyckx, Geert},
  booktitle    = {SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 proceedings},
  isbn         = {9781510885189},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {South Hampton},
  pages        = {1--8},
  title        = {The composite-edge connector : facilitating fibre optic sensor integration in composite structures},
  year         = {2018},
}