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Development of dual-rate MIL-STD-1773A data bus transceiver
Author(s): Rodney K. Bonebright; Jae H. Kim; Rod Hughes; Jay W. Clement; Thomas M. Bocek; Eric Y. Chan; John H. Nitardy; Chi-Shain Hong
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Paper Abstract

Boeing has first developed a space-qualifiable, radiation- hardened, dual-rate MIL-STD-1773A fiber-optic transceiver for military command/response time division multiplexed data bus applications. This will provide an enhancement path from a fixed low data rate MIL-STD-1553 bus to a high data rate MIL-STD-1773 bus with minor modification of terminals supporting the existing function. The transceiver operates at dual-rates of both 1 and 20 Mbps over temperature (minus 25 to plus 85 degrees Celsius), and it shows a large dynamic range of greater than 20 dB in support of 32-node star network; a sensitivity of up to minus 38.7 dBm and a saturation of minus 16.1 dBm (limited mainly by test source power) at BER less than or equal to 1 multiplied by 10-10. These transceivers are currently being utilized for space and military applications at DARPA, NASA, and JPL. In this paper we describe the dual-rate transceiver design requirements, ASIC and hybrid design, and performance test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2811, Photonics for Space Environments IV, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254050
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Rodney K. Bonebright, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Jae H. Kim, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Rod Hughes, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Jay W. Clement, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Thomas M. Bocek, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Eric Y. Chan, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
John H. Nitardy, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Chi-Shain Hong, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2811:
Photonics for Space Environments IV
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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