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10 April 2007 Miniature UAV telemetry using a portable integrated FOS system
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Advancements in portability and performance are described for a fiber optic sensor readout system capable of monitoring wavelength-multiplexed sensors. The handheld sensor interrogator was designed to readily interface with conglomerate sensor systems as a smart sensor node and process all spectral data within its own system in real time at 20 Hz for +/- 13 picometers resolution mode. Portability was demonstrated by flying the system on a miniature aerial vehicle (MAV) which collected strain and temperature flight data for broadcast to a ground station. Additional improvements upgraded the sensor measurement speed by two orders of magnitude.
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Wesley Kunzler, Jason Newman, Daniel Wilding, Richard Selfridge, Stephen Schultz, Michael Wirthlin, and Andres Rodriguez "Miniature UAV telemetry using a portable integrated FOS system", Proc. SPIE 6530, Sensor Systems and Networks: Phenomena, Technology, and Applications for NDE and Health Monitoring 2007, 653005 (10 April 2007);

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