Polymer photonic sensing skin

X. Chen, C. Zhang, D.J. Webb, B. van Hoe, G. van Streenberge, K. Kalli, F. Berghmans, H. Thienpont, W. Urbanczyk, K. Sugden, G.-D. Peng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


A highly flexible sensing skin with embedded polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings is characterised The response to pressure and strain compare favourably to a similar skin instrumented with silica fibre Bragg grating sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
EditorsJosé L. Santos, Brian Culshaw, José M. López-Higuera, William N. MacPherson
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8083-5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010
Event4th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 Sept 201010 Sept 2010

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045


Workshop4th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors

Bibliographical note

X. Chen ; C. Zhang ; D. J. Webb ; B. Van Hoe ; G. Van Steenberge ; K. Kalli ; F. Berghmans ; H. Thienpont ; W. Urbanczyk ; K. Sugden and G.-D. Peng
"Polymer photonic sensing skin", José L. Santos; Brian Culshaw; José M. López-Higuera; William N. MacPherson (eds) Proc. SPIE 7653, Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 76533A (September 08, 2010).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.866367


  • flexible sensing skin
  • embedded polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings
  • silica fibre Bragg grating sensors


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