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Development of an 18-fiber optical ribbon cable for aerospace applications
Author(s): Michael F. Wanamaker
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Paper Abstract

The development of an aircraft-qualified 18-fiber optical ribbon cable was accomplished under the fly-by-light advanced system hardware program, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This cable was developed because there was no suitable ribbon cable available which could survive the requirements of commercial transport and military tactical aircraft. In addition to developing this cable, aircraft-qualified of commercial transport and military tactical aircraft. In addition to developing this cable, aircraft-qualified connectors and conversion units to convert from the ribbon configuration to single-fiber configuration, referred to as 'fan-out boxes,' were also designed and constructed. All of this developed hardware flew aboard Boeing Company Aircraft Group-Long Beach Division's MD-90 test vehicle as part of the Fly-By-Light Optical Aileron Trim program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3541, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors and Applications; Including Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VII, (3 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339089
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Michael F. Wanamaker, The Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3541:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors and Applications; Including Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VII
Alan D. Kersey; John P. Dakin; John P. Dakin; Alan D. Kersey; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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