Accession Number : ADD014864

Title :   Improved Inline Fiber Optic Sensor Arrays.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 16 Jan 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yurek, Aileen M ; Dandridge, Anthony ; Kersey, Alan D

Report Date : 16 Jan 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : An improved inline fiber optic sensor array is achieved by packaging a plurality of fiber optic sensor units such that each fiber optic sensor unit incorporates a complete functional sensor and adjacent fiber optic sensor units are separated by a delay element connected in series between each pair of fiber optic sensor units. Delay elements temporally separate measure and signals received from the individual fiber optic sensor units and permit decoupling of signals produced in response to environmental stress on the non-sensor unit portions of the array.

Descriptors :   ARRAYS, DECOUPLING, DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE), DETECTORS, ENVIRONMENTS, FIBER OPTICS, PACKAGING, SIGNALS, STRESSES

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE