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Design process of a photonics network for military platforms
Author(s): George F. Nelson; Nagarajan M. Rao; John A. Krawczak; Rick C. Stevens
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Paper Abstract

Technology development in photonics is rapidly progressing. The concept of a Unified Network will provide re- configurable network access to platform sensors, Vehicle Management Systems, Stores and avionics. The re-configurable taps into the network will accommodate present interface standards and provide scaleability for the insertion of future interfaces. Significant to this development is the design and test of the Optical Backplane Interconnect System funded by Naval Air Systems Command and developed by Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems - Eagan. OBIS results in the merging of the electrical backplane and the optical backplane, with interconnect fabric and card edge connectors finally providing adequate electrical and optical card access. Presently OBIS will support 1.2 Gb/s per fiber over multiples of 12 fibers per ribbon cable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3541, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors and Applications; Including Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VII, (3 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339091
Show Author Affiliations
George F. Nelson, Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems (United States)
Nagarajan M. Rao, Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems (United States)
John A. Krawczak, Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems (United States)
Rick C. Stevens, Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems (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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