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Optical fiber technology for space: challenges of development and qualification
Author(s): Michael Goepel

Paper Abstract

Using fiber optical components and assemblies for space flight applications brings several challenges for the design and the qualification process. Good knowledge of the system and environmental requirements is needed to derive design decisions and select suitable components for the fiber optical subsystem. Furthermore, the manufacturing process and integration limitations are providing additional constraints, which have to be considered at the beginning of the design phase. Besides Commercial off the shelf (COTS) components, custom made parts are often necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 1056329 (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304198
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Michael Goepel, Kayser-Threde (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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