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Title: Method for active sensor signal optimization

Abstract

A system and method for optimizing a fiber optic sensor by properly clocking or rotationally orienting a window with a fiber optic focuser. This method may include shining light through the focuser into the window and receiving with a reflectometer a first reflection from a first surface of the window and a second reflection from a second surface of the window. Next, the method may include calculating a delta of intensities between the first and second reflections, and then rotating an orientation of the window to a next rotational orientation. The steps of rotating the orientation of the window, receiving reflections, and calculating their delta may be repeated any plurality of times to solve for a plurality of deltas. Then, the method may include the steps of determining which one of the deltas is the largest and fixing the window to the focuser at a rotational orientation associated therewith.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735104
Patent Number(s):
10732013
Application Number:
15/883,292
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01D - MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002839
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/30/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ferguson Tucker, Ryand Jeremy. Method for active sensor signal optimization. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Ferguson Tucker, Ryand Jeremy. Method for active sensor signal optimization. United States.
Ferguson Tucker, Ryand Jeremy. Tue . "Method for active sensor signal optimization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735104.
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