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Wavelength-multiplexed fiber optic position encoder for aircraft control systems
Author(s): Glenn Beheim; Michael J. Krasowski; Jorge L. Sotomayor; Klaus Fritsch; Joseph M. Flatico; Richard L. Bathurst; John G. Eustace; Donald J. Anthan
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Paper Abstract

NASA Lewis together with John Carroll University has worked for the last several years to develop wavelength-multiplexed digital position transducers for use in aircraft control systems. A prototype rotary encoder is being built for a demonstration program involving the control of a commercial transport''s turbofan engine. This encoder has eight bits of resolution a 90 degree range and is powered by a single LED. A compact electro-optics module is being developed to withstand the extremely hostile gas turbine environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24812
Show Author Affiliations
Glenn Beheim, NASA/Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Michael J. Krasowski, NASA/Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Jorge L. Sotomayor, NASA/Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Klaus Fritsch, John Carroll Univ. (United States)
Joseph M. Flatico, John Carroll Univ. (United States)
Richard L. Bathurst, John Carroll Univ. (United States)
John G. Eustace, John Carroll Univ. (United States)
Donald J. Anthan, Cleveland State Univ. (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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