HIGH ACCURACY FABRY-PEROT OCEAN TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$367,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
2299
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Opcoa
1201 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr William H Quick
 (714) 558-7377
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A HIGH-ACCURACY TEMPERATURE SENSOR--WITH IMMUNITY TO EMI--IS PROPOSED AS AN OCEAN TEMPERATURE MONITOR. THE SENSOR CONSISTS OF A BROADBAND LIGHT SOURCE COUPLED INTO AN OPTICAL FIBER WHICH TRANSMITS THIS BROADBAND SPECTRUM TO THE REMOTE SENSOR ELEMENT. THE SENSOR ELEMENT IS A VARIABLE GAP FABRY-PEROT CAVITY WHICH MODULATES THE REFLECTED SPECTRUM ACCORDING TO GAP DIMENSION. THE REFLECTED SPECTRUM IS FIBER-TRANSMITTED BACK TO A MICROPROCESSOR BASED, COLOR DEMODULATION SYSTEM. THIS COLOR DEMODULATION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY PRISM DISPERSION OVER A CHARGE-COUPLED-DEVICE (CCD). THE MICROPROCESSOR USES KALMAN FILTERING TO ANALYZE AND CONVERT THE SPECTRAL DATA TO TEMPERATURE.

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