Accession Number : ADD005702

Title :   Optical Sliprings.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Iverson,Myren L

Report Date : 29 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent describes optical slip rings which permits 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, *Optical waveguides, *Slip rings, *Fiber optics, Light transmission, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE