23 May '11, 11pm

Fiber Optic Absolute Position Sensor for Yaw and Pitch sensor applications

Fiber Optic Absolute Position Sensor for Yaw and Pitch sensor applications

The new absolute FOPS uses a novel optical technique embedded in a passive sensor and active controller connected by a duplex fiber optic link. The controller transmits a burst of light to the code disk in the sensor which accurately modulates the spectral components of the light based on angular position. The position information is imprinted in the optical spectrum of the light and guided back to the controller for a precise position readout. The sensor requires no electrical power and houses no electronic components whatsoever. The MR330's accuracy and EMI immunity make it an ideal sensor for applications that require precise motion control and position measurement in challenging environments: oil rigs, satellite antennas, solar panel arrays, actuator systems, transportation systems, steel mills and medical instrumentation. The sensor is also classified as a “simple app...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/partner/micronor-...

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