Accession Number:

ADA232100

Title:

Fiber Optic Sensors for the Military

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ FIRE SUPPORT ARMAMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Fiber optics have traditionally been used for communication systems. These fibers are convenient to use because they are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Now, fibers are being used in more fields. Sensors are a new application for fiber optics. They can be used to sense temperature, chemicals, and position. What makes optical fibers attractive for sensing is that different wavelengths of light can be used for different sensing applications. The military is now starting to use fiber optic sensors for the guidance and control of munitions. Author

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Countermeasures
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE