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NASA/GSFC reliability evaluation of high-temperature fiber optic cables
Author(s): Ashok K. Sharma; George L. Jacobs
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Paper Abstract

A high temperature (200'C rating) fiber optic cable of fluorocarbon, silica- based glass, and polyimide coating, 100 um core was evaluated for Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) applications. Testing was performed to evaluate attenuation characteristics of the cables during environmental stresses and exposure to Co-60 gamma radiation. The cables passed environmental tests, but after irradiation failed the established delta limit of 3 dB at 10 krads for a wavelength of 850 nm and 100 krads for a wavelength of 1300 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135366
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Ashok K. Sharma, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
George L. Jacobs, Unisys Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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