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Eight-element array of three-axis fiber optic magnetometers for undersea applications
Author(s): Frank Bucholtz; Carl A. Villarruel; Clay K. Kirkendall; Dominique M. Dagenais; J. A. McVicker; A. R. Davis; S. P. Patrick; Kee Pun Koo; Anthony D. Dandridge; Gunnar Wang; Terje Lund; H. Valo
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Paper Abstract

The 1/r3 dependence of the magnetic field with distance r makes the vector magnetometer an ideal sensor in undersea systems for the localization and tracking of vessels. Since the undersea system typically spans several hundred meters to several kilometers, use of fiber optics for both telemetry and sensing offers inherent advantages of low cable weight, immunity to electromagnetic interference on the signal transmission paths, and high channel capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185087
Show Author Affiliations
Frank Bucholtz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Carl A. Villarruel, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Clay K. Kirkendall, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dominique M. Dagenais, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. A. McVicker, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
A. R. Davis, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
S. P. Patrick, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kee Pun Koo, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Dandridge, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Gunnar Wang, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
Terje Lund, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
H. Valo, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2360:
Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Brian Culshaw; Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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