Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

System and method for optical fiber based image acquisition suitable for use in turbine engines

United States Patent

May 16, 2017
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Department of Energy - Visit the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Website
A system and a method for image acquisition suitable for use in a turbine engine are disclosed. Light received from a field of view in an object plane is projected onto an image plane through an optical modulation device and is transferred through an image conduit to a sensor array. The sensor array generates a set of sampled image signals in a sensing basis based on light received from the image conduit. Finally, the sampled image signals are transformed from the sensing basis to a representation basis and a set of estimated image signals are generated therefrom. The estimated image signals are used for reconstructing an image and/or a motion-video of a region of interest within a turbine engine.
Baleine; Erwan (Orlando, FL), A V; Varun (Bangalore, IN), Zombo; Paul J. (Cocoa, FL), Varghese; Zubin (Bangalore, IN)
13/ 937,331
July 9, 2013
The present invention described herein was developed at least in part in the course of Advanced Turbine Development Program executed under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644 between Siemens Energy Incorporated and United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.