Accession Number : ADD013960

Title :   Utilization of Magnetostrictive Optical Fibers in Multiple Order Gradiometers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 20 Jun 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bobb, Lloyd C

Report Date : 20 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Magnetometers disposed as magnetostrictive segments on optical fiber elements are incorporated in multiple order gradiometers to reduce the size, weight and cost thereof. In the preferred embodiments, such reductions are greatly enhanced by consolidating a plurality of magnetometers on individual optical fiber elements, which also serves to decrease the number of devices associated with the magnetometers in the multiple order gradiometers. Patent applications. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *GRADIOMETERS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, COSTS, MAGNETOMETERS, MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ELEMENTS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

Subject Categories : Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE