Shape Sensing Innovations Dramatically Improve Structural Design Tools

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  • TBMG-35793
Published 2020-01-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Advances in fiber optic shape sensing developed at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center are enabling the development of next-generation flexible aircraft wings that maximize structural efficiency and reduce weight, improving fuel efficiency. These same advances will help engineers design stronger bridges, buildings, ocean vessels, and more.