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