This method will have the greatest benefit for composite manned space vehicle applications, however will also have applicability to metallic and unmanned structures. The method is particularly attractive for space applications due to its low profile and mass implication. Immediate NASA applications include retrofit into the ISS for MMOD monitoring, or for future designs of space habitats.
CNT applique based SHM would also be attractive for the same reason to any aerospace application, both defense or commercial, such as fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft and UAV. There could also be potential for this technology in monitoring other remote platforms such as oil and natural gas drilling rigs and wind turbines. At a sufficiently low cost, infrastructure monitoring could also benefit.