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Title: Fiber-optic, anti-cycling, high pressure sodium street light control. Final technical progress report

Abstract

This is the Final Technical Progress Report on a project to develop and market a Fiber-Optic Anti-Cycling High Pressure Sodium Street Light Control. The field test units are now being made with a single vertical PC board design and contains a computer-on-a-chip or PROM IC to take the place of the majority of the components previously contained on the upper logic board. This will reduce the final costs of the unit when it is in production and increase the control`s flexibility. The authors have finished the soft tooling and have made the 400 plastic cases for the field test units. The new configuration of the cases entails a simplified design of the control shell which will have the lenses cast in place. The shell and base plastics are now finished and in final assembly awaiting the completion of the PC boards.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Blake (F.H.) and Associates, Mill Creek, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
71332
Report Number(s):
DOE/CE/15606-T3
ON: DE95011459; TRN: AHC29517%%82
DOE Contract Number:
FG01-94CE15606
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; CONTROL; MAINTENANCE; BALLASTS; PROGRESS REPORT; SERVICE LIFE

Citation Formats

NONE. Fiber-optic, anti-cycling, high pressure sodium street light control. Final technical progress report. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/71332.
NONE. Fiber-optic, anti-cycling, high pressure sodium street light control. Final technical progress report. United States. doi:10.2172/71332.
NONE. 1995. "Fiber-optic, anti-cycling, high pressure sodium street light control. Final technical progress report". United States. doi:10.2172/71332. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/71332.
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