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Title: Optical voltage reference

Abstract

An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Ammon, ID
  2. Bingham County, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE IDAHO NUCLEAR CO
OSTI Identifier:
869263
Patent Number(s):
5307006
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; voltage; reference; providing; alternative; battery; source; apparatus; provides; temperature; stable; precision; isolated; isolation; techniques; eliminate; current; impedance; coupling; errors; pulse; rate; frequency; modulation; employed; transmission; link; phase-lock; feedback; stabilize; transfer; function; transmission link; voltage reference; optical transmission; apparatus provides; transfer function; frequency modulation; pulse rate; optical reference; temperature stable; optical voltage; eliminate errors; /323/327/

Citation Formats

Rankin, Richard, and Kotter, Dale. Optical voltage reference. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Rankin, Richard, & Kotter, Dale. Optical voltage reference. United States.
Rankin, Richard, and Kotter, Dale. Sat . "Optical voltage reference". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869263.
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title = {Optical voltage reference},
author = {Rankin, Richard and Kotter, Dale},
abstractNote = {An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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