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Integrated photonic systems redefine air vehicle management
Author(s): David L. Francis; Floyd A. Fazi
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Paper Abstract

Future military aircraft will be taking advantage of advances in optical information networks. Fly by Light will encompass not only using commercially based databus networks between processors but also incorporating purely optical sensors and transducers. Several types of optical transducers are available and have been demonstrated for feedback and health monitoring. Integration techniques that include optical tunable filters, high-speed switches, cross- connect switches, multiplexers and demultiplexers operating in the 1550-nm band have been demonstrated. This integrated approach shows the potential to reduce weight, increase bandwidth and improve supportability for production air vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4332, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (14 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429647
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David L. Francis, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (United States)
Floyd A. Fazi, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4332:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan, Editor(s)

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