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Microballoon timing sensor
Author(s): Robert F. Benjamin
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Paper Abstract

The microballoon timing sensor is a disposable, commercially-available impact sensor. This optical-fiber sensor converts a high-pressure, mechanical impulse into an optical signal that is transmitted to a photo-detector via an optical fiber as shown schematically in Fig. 1. By analogy with electrical impact sensors known as "electrical pins," the microballoon timing sensor is often referred to as an "optical pin."

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications, (13 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964537
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Robert F. Benjamin, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0648:
Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications

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