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Title: Sensor assembly

Abstract

A ribbon-like sensor assembly is described wherein a length of an optical fiber embedded within a similar lengths of a prepreg tow. The fiber is ""sandwiched"" by two layers of the prepreg tow which are merged to form a single consolidated ribbon. The consolidated ribbon achieving a generally uniform distribution of composite filaments near the embedded fiber such that excess resin does not ""pool"" around the periphery of the embedded fiber.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174809
Patent Number(s):
6720550
Application Number:
09/792,664
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01D - MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Bennett, Thomas E., and Nelson, Drew V. Sensor assembly. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Bennett, Thomas E., & Nelson, Drew V. Sensor assembly. United States.
Bennett, Thomas E., and Nelson, Drew V. Tue . "Sensor assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174809.
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year = {2004},
month = {4}
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