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Title: Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation

Abstract

A remote fiber optic signal amplifier for use as a repeater/amplifier, such as in transoceanic communication, powered by a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator. The amplifier comprises a unit with connections on the receiving and sending sides of the communications system, and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier connecting each sending fiber to each receiving fiber. The thermoelectric generator, preferably a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator delivers power to the amplifiers through a regulator. The heat exchange surfaces of the thermoelectric generator are made of material resistant to corrosion and biological growth and are directly exposed to the outside, such as the ocean water in transoceanic communications.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
210944
Patent Number(s):
-US-A8100153
Application Number:
ON: DE96004968; PAN: 8-100,153
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; SIGNALS; AMPLIFICATION; AMPLIFIERS; FIBER OPTICS; DESIGN; THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Hart, M M. Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Hart, M M. Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation. United States.
Hart, M M. Fri . "Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/210944.
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abstractNote = {A remote fiber optic signal amplifier for use as a repeater/amplifier, such as in transoceanic communication, powered by a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator. The amplifier comprises a unit with connections on the receiving and sending sides of the communications system, and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier connecting each sending fiber to each receiving fiber. The thermoelectric generator, preferably a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator delivers power to the amplifiers through a regulator. The heat exchange surfaces of the thermoelectric generator are made of material resistant to corrosion and biological growth and are directly exposed to the outside, such as the ocean water in transoceanic communications.},
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