Accession Number : ADD004207

Title :   Optical Sliprings.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Iverson,Myren L

Report Date : 07 Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Optical slip rings are disclosed which permit signals to be transferred from a rotating body to a non-rotating body without any physical contact. Fiber optic bundles are utilized to conduct light signals on one body to separate fiber optic bundles on the other body. Light is projected across a small gap from the rotating bundle to the non-rotating bundle. Other variations use multiple channels, wave guides, derotating prisms and concentric annular mirrors to achieve signal transfer. The optical slip rings can transfer any signal which may be converted to a light signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Slip rings, *Optical equipment, Gimbals, Fiber optics transmission lines, Couplers, Rotation, Signal processing, Light transmission

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE