Optical fiber based sensors for direct corrosion monitoring and detection

Project Description

The corrosion of metallic parts in military, civil and industrial systems and infrastructures presents a significant maintenance challenge that affects the safety, lifetime, down-time, and reliability of these structures.

The proposed project shall investigate new ways for design of fiber-optic sensors that could detect and monitor the appearance and progress of corrosion processes reliably. Small size, high corrosion resistance, harsh environment compatibility, multiplexing capability, interrogation over large distances and EMI interference immunity make fiber optic systems ideal candidates for corrosion sensing.