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Miniature UAV telemetry using a portable integrated FOS system
Author(s): Wesley Kunzler; Jason Newman; Daniel Wilding; Richard Selfridge; Stephen Schultz; Michael Wirthlin; Andres Rodriguez
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Paper Abstract

Advancements in portability and performance are described for a fiber optic sensor readout system capable of monitoring wavelength-multiplexed sensors. The handheld sensor interrogator was designed to readily interface with conglomerate sensor systems as a smart sensor node and process all spectral data within its own system in real time at 20 Hz for +/- 13 picometers resolution mode. Portability was demonstrated by flying the system on a miniature aerial vehicle (MAV) which collected strain and temperature flight data for broadcast to a ground station. Additional improvements upgraded the sensor measurement speed by two orders of magnitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6530, Sensor Systems and Networks: Phenomena, Technology, and Applications for NDE and Health Monitoring 2007, 653005 (10 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715787
Show Author Affiliations
Wesley Kunzler, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Jason Newman, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Daniel Wilding, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Richard Selfridge, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Stephen Schultz, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Michael Wirthlin, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Andres Rodriguez, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6530:
Sensor Systems and Networks: Phenomena, Technology, and Applications for NDE and Health Monitoring 2007
Kara J. Peters, Editor(s)

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