Accession Number:

ADD020017

Title:

Digital Signal Demodulator Calibration System and Method for Optical Hydrophones

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 10 Oct 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2002-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A system for digitally demodulating optical hydrophone signals is provided. The system includes an optical hydrophone connected to an analog-to-digital converter and further connected to a digital signal processor. Within the digital signal processor, a demodulator is calibrated by a preferred automatic calibration circuit such that mixer frequencies are coherently mixed with the incoming acoustic signals received by the hydrophone. The automatic calibration circuit preferably determines an extreme case of phase offset by following a programmable routine including a series of tests. After the extreme case is detected, the precise phase calibration is known and provided to the demodulator mixer tables. The automatic calibration circuit can be utilized for automatic calibrations of multisensor systems containing large numbers of hydrophones.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE