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Smart skin array technology: a robust fiber optic approach
Author(s): Patricia P. Wiener; Satish Muley
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Paper Abstract

We will describe the nature of the activity which surrounds the development of the `Fly-by-Light' Cable Plant in the FLASH Program in conjunction with McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. We will describe the characteristics of the technology and the activities which we are engaged in to provide a robust, environmentally stable system. The environmental constraints which have been tested to ensure the applicability of this technology will be described. We have dealt with worst case conditions, and fed back this information to the design for aircraft systems. This program is oriented to satisfy the needs of fighter aircraft, with an extendibility to helicopters. The products developed should see use in large volume markets, such as, devices used as shared storage for clusters of computers, in local area networks, High Performance, highly parallel computers and multimedia systems. It represents a new technique of wiring buildings for all kinds of optical transmission whether it be parallel, or multichannel serial based. It represents a new technique to deal with embedded sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2840, Fly-by-Light III, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254227
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Patricia P. Wiener, Page Automated Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (United States)
Satish Muley, Page Automated Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2840:
Fly-by-Light III
Daniel B. Thompson; Robert J. Baumbick, Editor(s)

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