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Self-routing multiplexing system for fiber optic sensors
Author(s): William B. Spillman; Arthur R. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The multiplexing of fiber optic sensors has been a subject of considerable interest for a number of years. The majority of the techniques presented to date, however, have depended upon a division of the power input to the system among a number of sensors. In this paper, a technique is presented whereby all of the power input to the system is sequentially routed through each sensor in turn. This is done through the use of electrically passive photoactivated optical switches with known time constants. An analysis of the technique is carried out and incorporated into a computer model to predict system performance. A comparison of the technique with other multiplexing concepts is also made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2071, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors III, (30 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165903
Show Author Affiliations
William B. Spillman, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Arthur R. Nelson, Foster-Miller Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2071:
Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors III
Alan D. Kersey; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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