Accession Number:

ADD020126

Title:

System and Method for Connecting with a Network of Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 25 Aug 2003

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This patent application discloses a system and method to supply power to, and to communicate with, an array of remote devices. The remote devices can be acoustic sensors or types of remote devices. In a preferred embodiment, the system includes a microwave sourcesignal demodulator that supplies wireless power and provides data interrogation signals to the sensors. The microwave transmission line is of a stripline construction. The sourcedemodulator radiates power to the sensor transceivers and receives data from the sensors. The sourcedemodulator can transmit sequential interrogation signals to activate address-selectable sensors. The sourcedemodulator also may decode received signals returning from the sensors. The stripline may be attached to a vessels hull beneath a hull treatment layer and the sensors mounted on the surface of the hull treatment. 2 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE