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Reliability improvement methods for sapphire fiber temperature sensors
Author(s): Chuck W. Schietinger; Bruce Adams
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Paper Abstract

Novel and practical methods of improving reliability of high temperature measurements in harsh environments are discussed. These improvement methods include: mechanical, optical, electrical and software designs. Discussed are mechanical designs for combustion chambers, gas turbines, and especially corrosive environments. Systems are described which use multi-wavelength algorithms for determining the trustworthiness of measurements. These systems use average and difference calculations of the two wavelengths. Also, hybrid optical and thermocouple sensors are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24716
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Chuck W. Schietinger, Luxtron Corp. (United States)
Bruce Adams, Luxtron Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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