Accession Number:

ADA634517

Title:

Detection of Ocean Mines Using Ultra-sensitive Optical Fiber Magnetic Field Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

FIBER AND SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC BLACKSBURG VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOAL. This Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research Program STTR is a 6 month effort by a team consisting of Fiber Sensor Technologies FS and its subcontractors, Fiber Electro-Optics Research Center FEORC at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and Litton Poly- Scientific of Blacksburg, VA. The objective of the program is to develop low-cost, portable, fiber optic gradiometers capable of sensitive magnetic field gradient detection for shallow water mine detection and classification. The fiber optic gradiometer has advantages over existing gradiometer mine detection technology including wide operating temperature range, low power consumption, and small sizelow weight. The small sizelow weight and low power consumption of the device will allow remote mine detection via manned or unmanned remote control reconnaissance aircraft. Potential commercial applications of this technology exist in traffic monitoring sensors for axle counting and vehicle classification, intrusion detection and surveillance, non-destructive testing, and geophysical prospecting.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE