We have products for custom applications in the aeronautics sector.
There is a real possibility to embed fiber optics within the composites, which allows structural parts into sensors. This facilitates the monitoring by means of controls both when manufacturing the composite and managing the life of those composites.
Aeronautic Sector Applications
There are two photonic sensor applications defined for the aeronautic sector: those that enable manufacturing warranties to be obtained and those that determine the state of health of the aeronautics parts, both regarding the presence of cracks and deformations and vibrations.
In both cases, the capacity to measure temperature and deformations, particularly of the semi-distributed Bragg elements, and, in an embedded way, of the composites used, makes those sensors the ideal choice.