Accession Number : ADD014519

Title :   Infrared Fiber-Optical Temperature Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Mar 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bryant, James E ; Bennett, John E ; Pinkston, William H

Report Date : 23 Mar 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A temperature sensor comprising a probe, infrared fibers, super cooled detectors and their associated electronics, and a computer for determining the temperature from the output of the electronics. Photons from a heat source are collected by the infrared fibers and transmitted to the detectors amplifier unit where they are detected and amplified by the electronics. A voltage is then outputted which represents measured temperature. The voltage is sampled by the computer where it is converted to temperature by use of computer algorithms. Patent applications. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE ELEMENTS, AMPLIFICATION, AMPLIFIERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, DETECTORS, ELECTRONICS, FIBERS, HEAT, INFRARED RADIATION, OUTPUT, PHOTONS, SAMPLING, SOURCES, SUPERCOOLING

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE