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Title: Compact self-contained electrical-to-optical converter/transmitter

Abstract

A first optical receiver and a second optical receiver are provided for receiving a calibrate command and a power switching signal, respectively, from a remote processor. A third receiver is provided for receiving an analog electrical signal from a transducer. A calibrator generates a reference signal in response to the calibrate command. A combiner mixes the electrical signal with the reference signal to form a calibrated signal. A converter converts the calibrated signal to an optical signal. A transmitter transmits the optical signal to the remote processor. A primary battery supplies power to the calibrator, the combiner, the converter, and the transmitter. An optically-activated switch supplies power to the calibrator, the combiner, the converter, and the transmitter in response to the power switching signal. An auxiliary battery supplies power continuously to the switch. 13 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
131935
Patent Number(s):
5,469,442
Application Number:
PAN: 8-283,473
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 Nov 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; ANALOG SYSTEMS; CALIBRATION; POWER SUPPLIES; DATA TRANSMISSION; ELECTRO-OPTICAL EFFECTS

Citation Formats

Seligmann, D A, Moss, W C, Valk, T C, and Conder, A D. Compact self-contained electrical-to-optical converter/transmitter. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Seligmann, D A, Moss, W C, Valk, T C, & Conder, A D. Compact self-contained electrical-to-optical converter/transmitter. United States.
Seligmann, D A, Moss, W C, Valk, T C, and Conder, A D. Tue . "Compact self-contained electrical-to-optical converter/transmitter". United States.
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abstractNote = {A first optical receiver and a second optical receiver are provided for receiving a calibrate command and a power switching signal, respectively, from a remote processor. A third receiver is provided for receiving an analog electrical signal from a transducer. A calibrator generates a reference signal in response to the calibrate command. A combiner mixes the electrical signal with the reference signal to form a calibrated signal. A converter converts the calibrated signal to an optical signal. A transmitter transmits the optical signal to the remote processor. A primary battery supplies power to the calibrator, the combiner, the converter, and the transmitter. An optically-activated switch supplies power to the calibrator, the combiner, the converter, and the transmitter in response to the power switching signal. An auxiliary battery supplies power continuously to the switch. 13 figs.},
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