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Fiber optics in liquid propellant rocket engine environments
Author(s): Ray C. Delcher; Doug K. Dinnsen; S. Barkhoudarian
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optics have recently been seen to offer several major benefits in liquid-fuel rocket engine applications. Fiber-optic sensors can provide measurements that cannot be made with conventional techniques. Fiber optics also can reduce harness weight, provide lightning immunity, and increase frequency response. This paper discusses the results of feasibility testing optical fibers in simulated liquid-fuel rocket engine environments. The environments included cryogenic and high temperatures, and high vibration levels.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24819
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Ray C. Delcher, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Doug K. Dinnsen, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
S. Barkhoudarian, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1369:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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