Masters Theses

Abstract

"Fiber optic sensors have gained rapid recognition in sensing environmental factors such as strain, stress, acoustics, pressure, temperature among emerging other sensing applications. Major advantages of fiber based systems are small size, light weight, multiplex-ability of sensors on a single fiber, and immunity to Radio Frequency (RF) interference. However, single most major disadvantage of such technology is that traditionally the interrogation systems are typically bulky and heavy lab only equipment. Embed-ability of sensors into different structures and environments requires that the whole systems (sensors + interrogator) be small, modular and portable. This thesis presents such a custom Fiber optic Sensor Interrogator (FSI) based on a Low-power TMS320C6748 applications Processor (DSP) and Virtex®-5 FPGA hardware. Specific objectives for such FSI include; first, to develop a management module that could compare and set FLASH parameters for LASER Controller, second to develop robust code for data collection through a DRP2E Photo Detector, third to establish communication protocols including serial, USB, Ethernet and Wireless (both on FSI and PC end)"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Xiao, Hai, Dr.

Committee Member(s)

Zawodniok, Maciej Jan, 1975-
Choi, Minsu

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2013

Pagination

xi, 56 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-56).

Rights

© 2013 Tameem Ahmed Khan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Optical fiber detectors
Integrated optics
Computer network protocols
Embedded computer systems -- Computer simulation

Thesis Number

T 10405

Electronic OCLC #

870650874

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