Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608886
Title:
AN EVENT TIMING SYSTEM USING FIBER OPTIC SENSORS
Author:
Otis, Craig H.; Lewis, Steve M.
Affiliation:
Far West Sensor Corp.
Issue Date:
1992-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
A fiber optic event timing system was developed for the High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, NM. The system uses fiber optic sensors to detect the passage of rocket sleds by different stations along the track. The sensors are connected by fiber optic cables to an electronics package that records the event time to a resolution of 100 nanoseconds. By use of a GPS receiver as the timebase, the event time is stored to an absolute accuracy of 300 nanoseconds. Custom VMEbus boards were developed for the event timing function, and these boards are controlled by a programmable high speed sequencer, which allows for complicated control functions. Each board has 4 electro-optic channels, and multiple boards can be used in a VMEbus card cage controlled by a single board computer. The system has been tested in a series of missions at the Test Track.
Keywords:
Event Timing; Fiber Optic Sensors; Velocity Measurement
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleAN EVENT TIMING SYSTEM USING FIBER OPTIC SENSORSen_US
dc.contributor.authorOtis, Craig H.en
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Steve M.en
dc.contributor.departmentFar West Sensor Corp.en
dc.date.issued1992-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractA fiber optic event timing system was developed for the High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, NM. The system uses fiber optic sensors to detect the passage of rocket sleds by different stations along the track. The sensors are connected by fiber optic cables to an electronics package that records the event time to a resolution of 100 nanoseconds. By use of a GPS receiver as the timebase, the event time is stored to an absolute accuracy of 300 nanoseconds. Custom VMEbus boards were developed for the event timing function, and these boards are controlled by a programmable high speed sequencer, which allows for complicated control functions. Each board has 4 electro-optic channels, and multiple boards can be used in a VMEbus card cage controlled by a single board computer. The system has been tested in a series of missions at the Test Track.en
dc.subjectEvent Timingen
dc.subjectFiber Optic Sensorsen
dc.subjectVelocity Measurementen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608886en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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