Churchill, R. A.
AffiliationUnion Carbide Corporation
North American Rockwell
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AbstractA high frequency data transmission system which is unaffected by high energy electromagnetic fields is described. The system utilizes a gallium arsenide (GaAs) infrared light emitting diode as the transmitting source, a glass fiber optic light guide as the transmitting medium, and a photomultiplier tube (PMT) as the optical receiving sensor. The photomultiplier output is displayed on a real-time wideband oscilloscope where it is permanently recorded on film. The overall system concept was chosen and each major component type was evaluated for optimum performance in this application. It was determined during the feasibility phase of the program that cryogenic cooling of the GaAs diode would be necessary to obtain high frequency response and high signal to noise ratio (SNR). Liquid nitrogen (LN₂) was chosen as the cryogen due to its low temperature, low cost, availability, and relatively long holding time. The described system results in a 40-ft fiber optic, analog data link with a frequency response of 80 MHz and a dynamic range of 32 db. The system is not susceptible to electromagnetic fields.
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