Minilink II: Prototype of a Miniature Self-Calibrating Fiber Optic Analog Data Link
Final technical rept. Jul-Dec 1989
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL DIRECTED ENERGY DIRECTORATE
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The purpose of the developing of a fiber optic analog data link is to make possible the monitoring of test article functioning during the exposure of that article to severe environmental conditions. The use of fiber optics to transmit the signal monitored yields immunity to electromagnetic interference EMI and similar potential sources of measurement interference. This report details the design and performance of a proof-of-principle prototype of such a system. The system consists of an Analog Board, a Digital Board, and a Power Assembly. The function of the Analog Board is to monitor the test point. The Digital Board is to perform automatic setting of the bias point of the fiber optic transmitter and to control the above signal switching so that automatic calibration may be achieved.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics