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A Fiber Optic Headset Compatible With Power--By-Light
Author(s): B. D. Sherman; A. J. Mendez; T.-C . Yao; E. M. Garmire
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of a power by light headset for use in aircraft communication has been explored. The research has focused on defining a system concept which optimizes the optical efficiency of the uplink and the headset "power-by-light" elements and minimizes the electrical power consumption of the microphone downlink. Breadboards and tests of the critical power-by-light power supply, earphone driver, and downlink elements have been performed. The data from the experiments are presented and analyzed in order to develop design rules and component requirements for the fiber optic, power by light headset design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1170, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963131
Show Author Affiliations
B. D. Sherman, McDonnell Douglas (United States)
A. J. Mendez, University of Southern California (United States)
T.-C . Yao, University of Southern California (United States)
E. M. Garmire, University of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1170:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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