An electrooptic alignment system which is insensitive to angular displacements has been built. It consists of an intensity-modulated laser, a lens and a Schottky barrier position-sensing photodiode. Another afocal lens system with unit magnification has been developed to monitor displacement and tilt of an object moving in a straight line; however, it either measures displacement and is unaffected by tilt or measures tilt and is unaffected by displacement. Therefore, two assemblies need to be mounted side by side in a common block to measure tilt and displacement simultaneously. This report describes a ship flexure monitoring system which has been developed to measure four degrees of freedom simultaneously. This system does not measure roll, the fifth degree of freedom; however, by using a polarizer of half-wave plate and detecting polarization changes, roll measurements can be incorporated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Weapons Center

    China Lake, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hutcheson, L D
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NWC-TM-2574 Tech Memo, GIDEP-E094-0768
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM