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Trade study of optical fibers and components for space applications
Author(s): Judith D.O. McFadden; Lisa J. McMurray
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Paper Abstract

During the past year, Martin Marietta Astronautics conducted an intensive trade study to compare optical fibers for radiation performance, to determine the availability of buffer materials for space, and to ascertain current capabilities of cabling manufacturers. In addition, we investigated single-fiber and multi-fiber connectors and backshells for multimode and single-mode optical fibers for flight hardware. The trade study included numerous literature searches and discussions with vendors and experts in the field to determine product availability of components and the manufacturing of flight harnesses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2482, Photonics for Space Environments III, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210537
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Judith D.O. McFadden, Martin Marietta Astronautics (United States)
Lisa J. McMurray, Martin Marietta Astronautics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2482:
Photonics for Space Environments III
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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