Fibre-optic sensing technologies have the potential to provide a novel solution that acquires multiple measurements such as strain,
pressure and temperature along a single wire. Compared to existing technologies,
this low-weight integrated solution could offer higher temperature and accuracy within the harsh operating environment of an engine.
Such advanced measurement systems compliment the journey to the Intelligent Engine and enhanced data driven engine services.
Saab and Rolls-Royce are undertaking a joint research programme into fibre-optic sensing technologies for aerospace propulsion systems. Known as Project FibreSense,
this collaborative research programme between Rolls-Royce and Saab will develop and demonstrate fibre-optic sensing technology for aerospace propulsion systems