Epsilon Optics Aerospace Ltd is focused on providing bespoke solutions for the long term monitoring of aerospace and other critical defence related structures.
It is continuing the work originally started by Insensys Ltd. Sensor systems have been provided for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft and for naval applications. These have included monitoring structures such as aircraft wing spars and landing gears for both manned and unmanned fixed wing aircraft. For helicopters work has focused on measuring loads in critical rotor head components and rotor blades. On naval platforms hull structures are being monitored. The data from the systems is being used to support the introduction of “on condition maintenance”. It includes determining actual life usage and the detection of hazardous events such as impacts and, in the case of landing gears, heavy landings.
EOAL has and is working with a number of major Tier 1 aerospace companies in both Europe and the USA, and is familiar with the requirements of ITAR. Its success is built on a willingness to tailor the solution to meet the customer’s specific requirement.
Royal Aeronautical Society: The Future Rotorcraft: Enabling Capability through the Application of Technology, 15-16 June 2011
Use of Fibre Optic Sensors to Measure In-Service Loads in Critical Rotor Components.
American Helicopter Society 66th Annual Forum, May 11-13 2010
Advanced CBM Technologies for Helicopter Rotor Systems – Full Scale Rotor Demonstration and Test Results
Development of Optical Fibre Strain Measurement for Monitoring Composite Structures.
Structural loads monitoring of an Unmanned Air Vehicle
The Embedding of Optical Fibre Sensors for SHM