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Title: Ultraviolet sensing apparatus with mirror amplification

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments may enable the detection and localization of power line corona discharges and/or electrical arcs by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including an ultraviolet (UV) sensor and a reflective parabolic dish. In various embodiments, the UV sensor may use the photoelectric effect to sense narrow-band UV photons in a Geiger-Mueller tube and circuit configuration. In various embodiments, the reflective parabolic dish may be fixed relative to the UV sensor and include a reflective concave surface. The reflective concave surface may be configured to reflect narrow-band UV photons toward the UV sensor.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
OSTI Identifier:
1860183
Patent Number(s):
11204274
Application Number:
16/159,907
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64C - AEROPLANES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/15/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Moore, Andrew J., Rymer, Nicholas H., and Schubert, Matthew R. Ultraviolet sensing apparatus with mirror amplification. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Moore, Andrew J., Rymer, Nicholas H., & Schubert, Matthew R. Ultraviolet sensing apparatus with mirror amplification. United States.
Moore, Andrew J., Rymer, Nicholas H., and Schubert, Matthew R. Tue . "Ultraviolet sensing apparatus with mirror amplification". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860183.
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abstractNote = {Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments may enable the detection and localization of power line corona discharges and/or electrical arcs by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including an ultraviolet (UV) sensor and a reflective parabolic dish. In various embodiments, the UV sensor may use the photoelectric effect to sense narrow-band UV photons in a Geiger-Mueller tube and circuit configuration. In various embodiments, the reflective parabolic dish may be fixed relative to the UV sensor and include a reflective concave surface. The reflective concave surface may be configured to reflect narrow-band UV photons toward the UV sensor.},
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