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Title: Method and apparatus for packaging optical fiber sensors for harsh environments

Abstract

A package for an optical fiber sensor having a metal jacket surrounding the sensor, and heat-shrink tubing surrounding the metal jacket. The metal jacket is made of a low melting point metal (e.g. lead, tin). The sensor can be disposed in a rigid tube (e.g. stainless steel or glass) that is surrounded by the metal jacket. The metal jacket provides a hermetic, or nearly hermetic seal for the sensor. The package is made by melting the metal jacket and heating the heat shrink tubing at the same time. As the heat-shrink tubing shrinks, it presses the low melting point metal against the sensor, and squeezes out the excess metal.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc., Blacksburg, VA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175459
Patent Number(s):
6,928,202
Application Number:
10/689,552
Assignee:
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
DOE Contract Number:  
FT26-98BC15167
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Pickrell, Gary, Duan, Yuhong, and Wang, Anbo. Method and apparatus for packaging optical fiber sensors for harsh environments. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Pickrell, Gary, Duan, Yuhong, & Wang, Anbo. Method and apparatus for packaging optical fiber sensors for harsh environments. United States.
Pickrell, Gary, Duan, Yuhong, and Wang, Anbo. Tue . "Method and apparatus for packaging optical fiber sensors for harsh environments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175459.
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title = {Method and apparatus for packaging optical fiber sensors for harsh environments},
author = {Pickrell, Gary and Duan, Yuhong and Wang, Anbo},
abstractNote = {A package for an optical fiber sensor having a metal jacket surrounding the sensor, and heat-shrink tubing surrounding the metal jacket. The metal jacket is made of a low melting point metal (e.g. lead, tin). The sensor can be disposed in a rigid tube (e.g. stainless steel or glass) that is surrounded by the metal jacket. The metal jacket provides a hermetic, or nearly hermetic seal for the sensor. The package is made by melting the metal jacket and heating the heat shrink tubing at the same time. As the heat-shrink tubing shrinks, it presses the low melting point metal against the sensor, and squeezes out the excess metal.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1175459}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {8}
}

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