Accession Number : ADD011886

Title :   Fiber Optics as an Angular Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rieger,H

Report Date : 27 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This patent application discloses an uncomplicated, compact and environmentally-immune sensor for the degree of articulation of finger joints in a remote underwater vehicle which uses a length of an optical fiber connected to each finger joint. As the joint is rotated, the bending of the optical fiber changes the attenuation of light through the fibers and a detector monitoring this change provides a signal that is correlated to the degree of articulation.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *FIBER OPTICS, ANGLES, DETECTORS, MONITORING, FINGERS, ATTENUATION, LIGHT, GONIOMETERS, BENDING, JOINTS(ANATOMY), UNDERWATER VEHICLES, ROTATION, OPTICAL DETECTION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE