Fiber optic sensors and networks for U.S. Navy shipboard tests and trials
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This thesis proposes an economical solution to the current test and trials problem by offering a fiber optic network with optical sensors. The fiber optic network will be designed to accommodate as many different users as possible, and it will be installed once, during the new ship construction. Prior to the network design, optical fiber sensor schemes are discussed. One sensing scheme, using quartz crystal oscillators, looks promising for the test and trials application. This one sensing method can be applied to acceleration, velocity, displacement, temperature, current, and voltage. Thus economies can be realized by using one network and sensor type for the majority of tests and trials applications.
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