Claire Davis

Dr Claire Davis

Monitoring the Structural Health of Defence Platforms with Optical Fibres

Optical fibre sensors present opportunities for health monitoring of Defence platforms primarily due to their size, robustness, capacity for distributed sensing and immunity to electromagnetic interference. This paper reports on selected research in this area by the Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group.

Dr Claire Davis is a Senior Research Scientist in the Aerospace Division of the Australian Defence Science and Technology group. She received her B.Sc. in Applied Sciences from Trinity College Dublin in 1992, M.Sc. in Optoelectronics from the Queens University Belfast in 1993 and a PhD in fibre optic sensing from Swinburne University in 2000. She provides technical leadership for the fibre optic sensing program within the Airframe Diagnostics area with a focus on the development and evaluation of fibre optic sensors and systems for application to the structural health monitoring of Defence platforms. She has been actively involved in the area of optical fibre sensing for the past 15 years and has authored over 50 technical publications in this area