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Optical slip ring for sensor interface applications
Author(s): En Hong; Abhishek Krishnamurthy; Don A. Gregory; Sean Anderson
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Paper Abstract

A slip ring is a rotary electrical interface, collector, swivel or joint. It is a component or architecture that can perform continuous data transfer between a rotary and stationary structure. A few of the numerous approaches for transferring data include contact and non-contact methods which use wires, radio waves, optical fibers and even liquid as the transfer media. However, they all suffer inherent drawbacks in durability, reliability, stability, electromagnetic interference and speed. The system introduced in this paper alleviates many of these issues by employing a wireless through the air optical solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6222, Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications, 62220E (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667667
Show Author Affiliations
En Hong, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Abhishek Krishnamurthy, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Don A. Gregory, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Sean Anderson, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6222:
Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications
Valentin Korman, Editor(s)

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