OPTICAL SENSOR FOR RANGE FINDING AND WIND SENSING MEASUREMENTS

Registre Brevet WIPO
Numéro d'application US2016021623
Numéro de publication 2016/145123
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-03-09
Date de publication 2016-09-15
Propriétaire CUBIC CORPORATION (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Maryfield, Tony
  • Dadkhah, Mahyar

Abrégé

Techniques are disclosed for providing an optical sensor that can be used for wind sensing and an optical scope. The optical sensor can include a photodiode, an electrical switch, a trans-impedance amplifier (TIA), and a capacitive trans-impedance amplifier (CTIA), enabling the optical sensor to perform both wind-sensing and range-finding functions. Some embodiments may include some or all of these components in an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), depending on desired functionality.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G02B 23/10 - Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices involving prisms or mirrors reflecting into the field of view additional indications, e.g. from collimator
  • G01S 17/88 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder