Fiber Optic Sensor Systems - OverHeat Detection System
Saab is one of just a few companies globally with the expertise to develop entire aircraft systems, this ensures understanding of customer requirements, equipment architecture and integration. We have the unique position to take inhouse developed technology – common technology, and adapt this for either military aircraft or for commercial use. The Fiber Optic Sensor System OHDS is a new result of this way of working.
We are using Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor technology for measuring temperature along a fiber optic cable. This technology will allow for a large number of sensing points that can be located a few centimeters apart, each working as an individual temperature sensor.
The sensing fibers can be distributed in the aircraft to meet the monitoring needs and will sustain high vibration and temperature levels. The system provides actual temperature measurements with ability to trace trends and introduce smart alarm functions – not only an alarm threshold.