Case Studies

Below are details of selected case studies. For a list of our complete track record, please Contact us.

Aircraft sensor project with Airbus

Case Study 2017-2019. Future Landing Gear 2 (FLG2) Research Project

Smart Fibres has collaborated with Airbus on the exiting FLG2 project The main goal of FLG2 for Smart Fibres is the development of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors for Airbus' commercial aircraft.

UPHOS project, rocket temperature monitoring

Case Study 2017. Upgraded Pulsating Heat Pipe Only For Space (UPHOS)

The U-PHOS Project (Upgraded Pulsating Heat Pipe Only for Space) is a research project whose main goal is to characterize an innovative heat exchange device for space applications: the PHP, Pulsating

wind turbine monitoring systems, smartscan, wind energy

Case Study 2017. Research Project BladeSave

The BladeSave project is a fusion of a Fibre Optic Structural Health Monitoring System, and a blade management software, offering a comprehensive solution for wind turbine blade monitoring

Case Study 2015-2017

Case Study 2015-2017. Research Project HOBAN

Development of a fiber-based temperature and strain monitoring systems that can withstand harsh nuclear environment.

Case Study 2012-2017. Research Project ASHLEY

Case Study 2012-2017. Research Project ASHLEY

Development of instrumentation and sensors for the aerospace industry

Case Study 2008-2016

Case Study 2008-2016. Development of Distributed Pressure and Temperature Sensing System

Development of a downhole Distributed Pressure and Temperature Sensing (DPTS) system for the Oil and Gas industry.

Case Study 2016. Motorcycle Racing Monitoring

Case Study 2016. Motorcycle Racing Monitoring

Development of a real time monitoring system for racing motorcycle components during in-door and circuit tests.

Optical Strain Measurements

Case Study 2015. Vehicle tyre monitoring

Development of of a new technology for optical strain measurements in rolling tires.

Case Study 2013-2015. Condition monitoring of subsea processing equipment

Case Study 2013-2015. Condition monitoring of subsea processing equipment

Development and supply of a monitoring system which used dynamic, multi-parameter measurements to assess the health and performance of subsea equipment.

Case Study 2013

Case Study 2013. Steam flowmeter development and qualification

Development of a fibre optic based Vortex Shedding flow meter.

Case Study 2012-2015. Flexible Riser Monitoring

Case Study 2012-2015. Flexible Riser Monitoring

The development and trial of a flexible riser dynamic strain monitoring system for residual fatigue life monitoring and wire break detection

Case Study 2011-2015, Hull Monitoring of Composite Corvette Fleet

Case Study 2011-2015, Hull Monitoring of Composite Corvette Fleet

Development and supply of a structural monitoring system for five Swedish Navy composite hull ships.

Case Study 2011-2013. Research Project AUSTIN

Case Study 2011-2013. Research Project AUSTIN

Development of an aerospace 'Universal Interrogator' to permit the interfacing of different types of photonic sensors.

Case Study 2010. FPSO Towing Monitoring

Case Study 2010. FPSO Towing Monitoring

Supply and installation of dynamic strain monitor equipment a Flare Tower and on board BP’s Skarv FPSO.

Case Study 2010-2012. Research Project MACH

Case Study 2010-2012. Research Project MACH

Collaborative research project in Fibre Laser Acoustic Emission Structural Health Monitoring

Case Study 2007-2011

Case Study 2007-2011. Development of a subsea pump condition monitoring system

Development and supply of a fibre optic condition monitoring system for a newly developed deep water subsea pump.

Case Study 2006-2011. Research Project UpWind

Case Study 2006-2011. Research Project UpWind

Development of optimised condition monitoring systems for use in next generation wind turbines.

Road Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

Case Study 2005. Road Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

Supply and installation of bridge strain and temperature monitoring equipment.

Case Study 2001-2004. Wind Turbine Blade Monitoring and Control

Case Study 2001-2004. Wind Turbine Blade Monitoring and Control

Development and test of a WEC blade load monitoring system for condition monitoring and pitch control.

Case Study 2001-2004. Composite Riser Pipe Monitoring

Case Study 2001-2004. Composite Riser Pipe Monitoring

Qualification of a new carbon fibre composite pipe structure with embedded FBGs

Case Study 2008. Oil tanker hull monitoring

Case Study 2008. Oil tanker hull monitoring

Supply and installation of a fibre optic condition monitoring system for the hull of an Arctic Shuttle Tanker.

Case Study 2005-2008. LNG carrier cargo containment system monitoring

Case Study 2005-2008. LNG carrier cargo containment system monitoring

Development, supply and installation of pressure transducers for dynamic pressure measurement of cryogenic liquid sloshing during vessel motion.

Case Study 2007. Motorway bridge SHM

Case Study 2007. Motorway bridge SHM

Supply and installation of fiber optic bridge health monitoring equipment.

SmartScan Aero FBG Interrogator

Case Study 2000-2007. Research Project AHMOS

Development and demonstration of practical aircraft Structural Health Monitoring systems and a flight-worthy FBG interrogator.

Case Study 2006. Ground anchor instrumentation

Case Study 2006. Ground anchor instrumentation

Supply and installation of a fiber optic monitoring system for ground anchors tethering diaphragm wall.

Case Study 2005. Road bridge pier monitoring

Case Study 2005. Road bridge pier monitoring

Supply and installation of a fiber optic monitoring system measuring the compression in the concrete piers of a road bridge.

Case Study 2005. Concrete diaphragm wall deformation monitoring

Case Study 2005. Concrete diaphragm wall deformation monitoring

Development and deployment of an optical fiber inclinometer sensor for concrete diaphragm walls.

Case Study 2005. Airport Terminal Roof SHM

Case Study 2005. Airport Terminal Roof SHM

Supply and installation of a fiber optic strain monitoring system for McAlloy bars, I-beams and Junctions of a large unsupported roof structure.

Case Study 2004-2005. High-rise buildings concrete column SHM

Case Study 2004-2005. High-rise buildings concrete column SHM

Supply and installation of a structural health monitoring system for measurement of compression loads within concrete supporting pillars.

Case Study 2002-2005. Research Project AIMS

Case Study 2002-2005. Research Project AIMS

Development of a new design of fiber Bragg grating interrogation equipment with increased robustness, greater integration and lower cost.

Case Study 2002-2004. Road pavement monitoring

Case Study 2002-2004. Road pavement monitoring

Development of system to monitoring compressive strains in road pavements for detection of pavement deterioration.

smartrod, fbg sensors

Case Study 2001-2004. Research Project OFSTUNN

Supply and installtion of fiber optic sensors for monitoring the movements of a road tunnel during remedial grouting works.

Case Study 2001. FRP bridge deck bend testing

Case Study 2001. FRP bridge deck bend testing

Supply and installation of fiber optic strains sensors on large composite deck panels to detect delamination of the carbon skin during fatigue testing.

Case Study 2001. Americas Cup yacht mast, boom, hull and rudder

Case Study 2001. Americas Cup yacht mast, boom, hull and rudder

Supply and installation of fiber optic sensors to validate the FEA analyses and improve later design iterations.

Case Study 2001. Composite pipe pressure testing

Case Study 2001. Composite pipe pressure testing

Supply and embedding of FBG sensors in a composite pipe samples for stain monitoring during cyclic pressure tests.

Case Study 2001. Concrete shear wall destructive testing

Case Study 2001. Concrete shear wall destructive testing

Optical fiber sensing instrumentation of a concrete shearwall during simulated traffic loading to destruction.

optical fibre sensing, millennium dome

Case Study 2000. Cantilever footbridge SHM

Development and installation of a load monitoring system for a cantilever footbridge in the Millennium Dome.

optical fibre sensing, sailing yacht

Case Study 2000. Beneteau 42s7 mast monitoring

Development and demonstration of a strain and temperature monitoring system within the mast and boom of a sailing yacht.

Case Study 2000. Gas pipeline strain monitoring

Case Study 2000. Gas pipeline strain monitoring

Supply and installation of fiber optic sensors on a gas pipeline for monitoring stain and temperature during cyclic pressure tests.

Smsrt Patch, FBG Sensors

Case Study 1999. Composite rooflight testing

Supply and installation of a fiber optic measurement system for measuring dynamic loading and long-term residual strain build-up in GRP rooflights.

ber optic monitoring system based on FBG sensors.

Case Study 1998. Superyacht mast and boom strain sensing

Development and demonstration of a fiber optic monitoring system based on FBG sensors.

SmartPatch FBG Sensor

Case Study 1999. Rail locomotive weigh-in-motion

Development and trial of an an optical fiber sensing system to measure the weight of railway locomotive and carriages at operating speeds.

Case Study 2006. Composite road bridge SHM

Case Study 2006. Composite road bridge SHM

Supply and installation of a of strain and temperature monitoring system to obtain feedback on the design performance of the bridge.

Case Study 2001-2005. Research Project HULLMOS

Case Study 2001-2005. Research Project HULLMOS

Development of monitoring techniques for hulls constructed from lightweight materials.