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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. North Shelley, ID
  2. Ammon, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co
OSTI Identifier:
867727
Patent Number(s):
4996531
Application Number:
07/221,394
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
digital; optical; conversion; module; convert; analog; signal; computer; compatible; including; voltage-to-frequency; converter; frequency; offset; response; circuitry; electrical-to-optical; conjunction; link; interface; converting; electrical; suitable; hostile; environments; levels; electromagnetic; interference; retains; resolution; eliminating; potential; errors; due; noise; output; scientific; equipment; electrometer; mass; spectrometer; voltage-to-frequency converter; digital signal; mass spectrometer; electrical signal; analog signal; optical signal; hostile environment; hostile environments; optical conversion; signal including; errors due; digital optical; conversion module; analog output; computer compatible; frequency converter; frequency offset; optical converter; electrical-to-optical converter; /341/359/

Citation Formats

Kotter, Dale K, and Rankin, Richard A. Digital optical conversion module. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Kotter, Dale K, & Rankin, Richard A. Digital optical conversion module. United States.
Kotter, Dale K, and Rankin, Richard A. Tue . "Digital optical conversion module". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867727.
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author = {Kotter, Dale K and Rankin, Richard A},
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.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {2}
}

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