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Optical fibers in the adverse space environment: the space station
Author(s): Roger A. Greenwell; Charles E. Barnes; David M. Scott; Dipak R. Biswas
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Paper Abstract

On the NASA Space Station, the requirement for high speed data transfer between the exterior experimental bays and the interior research facilities has generated the need for fiberoptics. The adverse vacuum effects in space, temperature extremes, and natural space radiation place extreme conditions on optical fiber interconnects. This report addresses the adverse space environmental effects of temperature and radiation on optical fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1314, Fibre Optics '90, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21970
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Roger A. Greenwell, Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. (United States)
Charles E. Barnes, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David M. Scott, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Dipak R. Biswas, Spectran Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1314:
Fibre Optics '90
P. McGeehin, Editor(s)

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