14 October 1996 Long stroke optical fiber linear position sensor for the FLASH program
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The DARPA Fly-by-Light Advanced System Hardware (FLASH) program is aimed at practical fiber optic component development for next generation aerospace systems. For aircraft control, large numbers of linear position sensors are generally needed on the vehicle. In particular, these are needed for closed loop control of flight surfaces in which the sensor continuously monitors actuator position in order to provide feedback to the control system. In this paper, we briefly describe the principle of operation, design and operational characteristics of a long stroke length (20 cm, 7.9 inches) wavelength encoding multimode fiber optic linear position sensor developed for the FLASH program.
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Robert D. LaClair, Robert D. LaClair, William B. Spillman, William B. Spillman, W. W. Kuhns, W. W. Kuhns, Mark S. Miller, Mark S. Miller, } "Long stroke optical fiber linear position sensor for the FLASH program", Proc. SPIE 2840, Fly-by-Light III, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254223; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.254223
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