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Fiber optic backbone for a submarine combat system
Author(s): Richard Van Metre; Mark E. Curran; George Richard Cole; Kenneth E. Williams
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and development of a fiber-optic backbone being examined for data transport in a submarine combat system. Generalized network requirements were determined from functional necessities and the geometry and environment. Both commercial and research fiber-optic networks were then assessed to determine the state of the art and selection of candidate structures. The performance of these structures was analyzed and compared and a candidate architecture was designed and developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24807
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Richard Van Metre, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)
Mark E. Curran, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)
George Richard Cole, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)
Kenneth E. Williams, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1369:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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