Accession Number : ADD015495

Title :   Infrared Fiber-Optical Temperature Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Aug 91, patented 8 Sep 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 08 Sep 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

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 where they are 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.

Descriptors :   *PROBES, *FIBER OPTICS, *TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERS, DETECTORS, ELECTRONICS, FIBERS, HEAT, OUTPUT, PHOTONS, TEMPERATURE, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE