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Intensity modulated fiber optic static pressure sensor system

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NRL

A fiber optic sensor for measuring static pressure includes a cartridge housing having an end that is exposed to the atmosphere, a thin flexible membrane covering the exposed end of the cartridge housing such that the flexible membrane has an exposed side and a protected side, and a fiber bundle disposed within the cartridge housing, the fiber bundle comprising at least one fiber having a first polished end for transmitting light toward the membrane and a second end for being coupled to a light source or a receiver, the housing arranged to maintain the membrane at a distance from the first end of the fiber in a direction along a fiber axis, with free space between the first fiber end and the protected side of the flexible membrane.

Inventors: 
Lagakos, Nicholas; Bucaro, Joseph A.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2005-10-07
Grant Date: 
2008-12-02
Grant time: 
1,152 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
21
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
3
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY