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Title: Remote multi-position information gathering system and method

Abstract

A technique for gathering specific information from various remote locations, especially fluorimetric information characteristic of particular materials at the various locations is disclosed herein. This technique uses a single source of light disposed at still a different, central location and an overall optical network including an arrangement of optical fibers cooperating with the light source for directing individual light beams into the different information bearing locations. The incoming light beams result in corresponding displays of light, e.g., fluorescent light, containing the information to be obtained. The optical network cooperates with these light displays at the various locations for directing outgoing light beams containing the same information as their cooperating displays from these locations to the central location. Each of these outgoing beams is applied to a detection arrangement, e.g., a fluorescence spectroscope, for retrieving the information contained thereby. 9 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7166372
Patent Number(s):
4799756
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-793961
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1 Nov 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY; FIBER OPTICS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; REMOTE AREAS; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; SPECTROSCOPY; 400102* - Chemical & Spectral Procedures; 440800 - Miscellaneous Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Hirschfeld, T B. Remote multi-position information gathering system and method. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Hirschfeld, T B. Remote multi-position information gathering system and method. United States.
Hirschfeld, T B. Tue . "Remote multi-position information gathering system and method". United States.
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