Monitoring Pump Health Using Optical Sensors (MORPHEUS)
ATI-approved project Monitoring Pump Health Using Optical Sensors (MORPHEUS) aims to develop novel optical sensors for aircraft fuel system monitoring and control. The consortium will seek to leverage current trends in aircraft system architectures towards optical technologies, and the clear advantages they bring in developing replacements for electrical sensors for use in explosive environments. Composite materials are being used more often in aircraft structures. The fundamental safe nature of optical sensors, along with their electromagnetic immunity (EMI) and relatively low-weight, make these methods highly attractive. The new developed technologies aim to improve reliability of fuel system equipment monitoring, and enable new control methodologies to optimise fuel system and component design, leading to significant weight savings.
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