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Standard Hardware Acquisition and Reliability Program's (SHARP's) efforts in incorporating fiber optic interconnects into standard electronic module (SEM) connectors
Author(s): William R. Riggs
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Paper Abstract

SHARP is a Navy wide logistics technology development effort aimed at reducing the acquisition costs, support costs, and risks of military electronic weapon systems while increasing the performance capability, reliability, maintainability, and readiness of these systems. Lower life cycle costs for electronic hardware are achieved through technology transition, standardization, and reliability enhancement to improve system affordability and availability as well as enhancing fleet modernization. Advanced technology is transferred into the fleet through hardware specifications for weapon system building blocks of standard electronic modules, standard power systems, and standard electronic systems. The product lines are all defined with respect to their size, weight, I/O, environmental performance, and operational performance. This method of defining the standard is very conducive to inserting new technologies into systems using the standard hardware. This is the approach taken thus far in inserting photonic technologies into SHARP hardware. All of the efforts have been related to module packaging; i.e. interconnects, component packaging, and module developments. Fiber optic interconnects are discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2153, Optoelectronic Interconnects II, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174499
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William R. Riggs, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2153:
Optoelectronic Interconnects II
Ray T. Chen; John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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