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Light guide technology: using light to enhance safety
Author(s): William S. Lerner
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Paper Abstract

When used to detect extreme temperatures in harsh environments, warning devices have been placed at a distance from the "danger zone" for several reasons. The inability to mix electricity with flammable, caustic, liquid or volatile substances, the limited heat tolerances exhibited by most light sources, and the susceptibility of light sources to damage from vibration, have made the placement of a warning light directly within these harsh environments impossible. This paper describes a system that utilizes a beam of light to provide just such a warning. This system can be used with hard-wired or wireless sensors, side-light illumination, image projection and image transfer. The entire system may be self-contained and portable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7316, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VI, 731612 (27 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818356
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William S. Lerner, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7316:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VI
Eric Udd; Henry H. Du; Anbo Wang, Editor(s)

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