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Title: Digital optical conversion module

Abstract

A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer. 2 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co., Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6023813
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7221394
Application Number:
ON: DE89011441
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-14-030219; EDB-89-082505
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS; DESIGN; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; ELECTROMETERS; INVENTIONS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; TRIGGER CIRCUITS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PULSE CIRCUITS; SPECTROMETERS; 990210* - Supercomputers- (1987-1989)

Citation Formats

Kotter, D.K., and Rankin, R.A. Digital optical conversion module. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Kotter, D.K., & Rankin, R.A. Digital optical conversion module. United States.
Kotter, D.K., and Rankin, R.A. Tue . "Digital optical conversion module". United States.
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abstractNote = {A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer. 2 figs.},
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