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Title: Design and Test of an Event Detector for the ReflectoActive Seals System

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis was to research, design, develop and test a novel instrument for detecting fiber optic loop continuity and spatially locating fiber optic breaches. The work is for an active seal system called ReflectoActive Seals whose purpose is to provide real time container tamper indication. A Field Programmable Gate Array was used to implement a loop continuity detector and a spatial breach locator based on a high acquisition speed single photon counting optical time domain reflectometer. Communication and other control features were added in order to create a usable instrument that met defined requirements. A host graphical user interface was developed to illustrate system use and performance. The resulting device meets performance specifications by exhibiting a dynamic range of 27dB and a spatial resolution of 1.5 ft. The communication scheme used expands installation options and allows the device to communicate to a central host via existing Local Area Networks and/or the Internet.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Work for Others (WFO); HS USDOE - Office of Health, Safety & Security
OSTI Identifier:
970861
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMMUNICATIONS; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; FIBER OPTICS; INTERNET; LOCAL AREA NETWORKS; PERFORMANCE; PHOTONS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; SPECIFICATIONS; VELOCITY; ReflectoActive Seals Event Detector and Locator

Citation Formats

Stinson, Brad J. Design and Test of an Event Detector for the ReflectoActive Seals System. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/970861.
Stinson, Brad J. Design and Test of an Event Detector for the ReflectoActive Seals System. United States. doi:10.2172/970861.
Stinson, Brad J. Mon . "Design and Test of an Event Detector for the ReflectoActive Seals System". United States. doi:10.2172/970861. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/970861.
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abstractNote = {The purpose of this thesis was to research, design, develop and test a novel instrument for detecting fiber optic loop continuity and spatially locating fiber optic breaches. The work is for an active seal system called ReflectoActive Seals whose purpose is to provide real time container tamper indication. A Field Programmable Gate Array was used to implement a loop continuity detector and a spatial breach locator based on a high acquisition speed single photon counting optical time domain reflectometer. Communication and other control features were added in order to create a usable instrument that met defined requirements. A host graphical user interface was developed to illustrate system use and performance. The resulting device meets performance specifications by exhibiting a dynamic range of 27dB and a spatial resolution of 1.5 ft. The communication scheme used expands installation options and allows the device to communicate to a central host via existing Local Area Networks and/or the Internet.},
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year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
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