The next generation of airplanes will be able to feel when they suffer damage, thanks to a nervous system of glass fibers. B-PHOT postdoc researcher Sidney Goossens is developing this technology using optical fiber sensors. In this way, he wants to make airplanes safer & eco-friendlier. He made a short comprehensible video in collaboration with Science Figured Out (Wetenschap Uitgedokterd).
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Read more about Sidney's PhD work on Optical fibre sensors for damage detection in aerospace-grade composites structures in this uPhDate.