16 January 1989 Multifibre Sensor Systems Using Optical-RAM Detectors
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Proceedings Volume 0954, Optical Testing and Metrology II; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947644
Event: SPIE International Symposium on Optical Engineering and Industrial Sensing for Advance Manufacturing Technologies, 1988, Dearborn, MI, United States
Abstract
Optical imaging of a bundle of sensing optical fibres demonstrates a low cost solution to multi-sensor measurements. Each sensor signal is carried to a common point where it is combined with other sensor channels into a fibre bundle. A low cost optical-RAM detector transfers the bundle image directly into the screen memory of a small microcomputing system. Software algorithms allow channel discrimination, signal detection, signal processing, decision making and graphical presentation. Up to 64 independent optical channels can be detected simultaneously in a snap-shot mode and the logic state (ON-OFF) of the sensors determined within a fraction of a second. Analog signals over any optical range of three decades can also be processed with an accuracy of 5%.
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B. E. Paton, B. E. Paton, I. B. MacKay, I. B. MacKay, } "Multifibre Sensor Systems Using Optical-RAM Detectors", Proc. SPIE 0954, Optical Testing and Metrology II, (16 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.947644; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947644
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