Accession Number : ADA183082

Title :   Filber Optic Engineering Sensor System. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : NKF ENGINEERING INC RESTON VA

PDF Url : ADA183082

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The objective of this report is to summarize the results and recommendations of the NKF team activity conducted in support of NRL to develop a conceptual Fiber Optic Engineering Sensor System design. A conceptual overall system, which may be derived from a number of component choices, is described. In summary, its main characteristics are: A two-piece sensor, comprising a transducer and a conversion module. Four choices of transducer are given, two from each of two families. A telemetry design combining dichroic ratiometry with common carrier architecture, and a control/display design based on a microcomputer used as a process controller and providing built-in testing facilities. The report recommends: That a universal transducer be developed rather than transducers specific to each sensing function, The construction of one transducer from each family and the testing of both to eliminate the weakest, The construction and testing of at least one conversion module; there would be R & D advantages in fabricating additional types of conversion modules, The construction and testing of hitherto untested key telemetry components, and the investigation and evaluation of an optimum network architecture to further increase system cost savings.

Descriptors :   *MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *TRANSDUCERS, *DETECTORS, SELF CONTAINED, TEST FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION, CONVERSION, ENGINEERING, COSTS, SAVINGS, ARCHITECTURE, CONTROL, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, MICROCOMPUTERS, NETWORKS, OPTIMIZATION, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), TELEMETER SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Optics
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE