Accession Number : ADD006542

Title :   Light Operated Measuring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Riley,Leon H

Report Date : 26 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Replace the electrical conductors that interconnect the test measuring points with the display and signal conditioning equipment by glass or plastic fiber optic light guides for transmission of light through a light modulator. The light modulator's light conductive or reflective characteristics are changed proportional to the type of measurement being made at the measurement point. The light intensity and/or phase is altered in the modulator proportional to the parameter being measured. A reference light can be compared with the light passing through the modulator to simplify system operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Measuring instruments, *Light modulators, Fiber optics, Optical circuits, Data transmission systems, Very high frequency, Data processing equipment

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE