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Flight test results from fiber optic control system integration (FOCSI) fiber optic total pressure transducer
Author(s): John W. Berthold; Stuart E. Reed; Darlene S. Mosser-Kerner
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Paper Abstract

We have previously reported on the development of a temperature compensated, self- referenced, microbend fiber optic pressure transducer for total pressure measurement. This transducer outputs the sum of altitude-dependent background pressure and dynamic pressure proportional to air speed. During flight tests at NASA Dryden, this fiber optic pressure transducer was installed in the same pitot pressure line as the existing electronic pressure transducer in the air data computer. Pressure data were simultaneously recorded from the transducers during flight tests. Presented in this paper is the comparison and analysis of the data from both transducers and a summary of the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2295, Fly-by-Light, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188852
Show Author Affiliations
John W. Berthold, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (United States)
Stuart E. Reed, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (United States)
Darlene S. Mosser-Kerner, NASA Dryden (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2295:
Eric Udd; Deepak Varshneya, Editor(s)

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