13 August 1986 Microballoon timing sensor
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Proceedings Volume 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964537
Event: SPIE Institutes for Advanced Optical Technologies, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
The microballoon timing sensor is a disposable, commercially-available impact sensor. This optical-fiber sensor converts a high-pressure, mechanical impulse into an optical signal that is transmitted to a photo-detector via an optical fiber as shown schematically in Fig. 1. By analogy with electrical impact sensors known as "electrical pins," the microballoon timing sensor is often referred to as an "optical pin."
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Robert F. Benjamin, "Microballoon timing sensor", Proc. SPIE 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications, (13 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964537; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964537

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