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

United States Patent

9,654,741
May 16, 2017
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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)
SIEMENS ENERGY, INC. (Orlando, FL)
13/ 937,331
20150015693
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.