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Selection of a fiber optic data bus for the FLASH program
Author(s): Samuel I. Green
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Paper Abstract

The Fly-by-Light Advanced Systems Hardware (FLASH) program is developing Fly-by-Light technologies for flight control and vehicle management of military and commercial aircraft. Fiber optics offers greatly improved data transfer rate, very low susceptibility to electromagnetic interference (EMI), lower on-board weight, and lower operating and maintenance costs. FLASH will result in demonstrations needed to gain confidence in using Fly-by-Light for flight control and vehicle management. This paper reviews the requirements and the trade study leading to selection of the dual-rate 1773A fiber optic data bus to interconnect fly-by-light advanced system hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2467, Fly-by-Light: Technology Transfer, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210081
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Samuel I. Green, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2467:
Fly-by-Light: Technology Transfer
Daniel B. Thompson; Robert J. Baumbick; Larry B. Stotts, Editor(s)

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