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Fiber optic fire sensor
Author(s): John M. Wetzork; Mark T. Kern; Kenneth A. Shamordola
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Paper Abstract

A passive fiber optic fire sensor that uses transmission quality silica fiber is described. The fiber optic is used only to direct radiation from a fire down to a detector, as a light conduit. The sensor is characterized by resistance to high temperature environments, dirt, and electromagnetic fields. It is small, compact, lightweight, and senses fires from a wide variety of sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1795, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors X, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141256
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John M. Wetzork, Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)
Mark T. Kern, Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)
Kenneth A. Shamordola, Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1795:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors X
Eric Udd; Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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