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Sensor assembly

United States Patent

April 13, 2004
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A ribbon-like sensor assembly is described wherein a length of an optical fiber embedded within a similar lengths of a prepreg tow. The fiber is "sandwiched" by two layers of the prepreg tow which are merged to form a single consolidated ribbon. The consolidated ribbon achieving a generally uniform distribution of composite filaments near the embedded fiber such that excess resin does not "pool" around the periphery of the embedded fiber.
Bennett; Thomas E. (Danville, CA), Nelson; Drew V. (San Carlos, CA)
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)
09/ 792,664
February 22, 2001
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the United States Department of Energy and the Sandia Corporation for the operation of the Sandia National Laboratories.