Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Characterization of a 12-channel optical fiber ribbon cable with MTP array connector assembly for space flight environments
Author(s): Melanie N. Ott; Shawn L. Macmurphy; Patricia R. Friedberg
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

Presented here is the second set of testing conducted by the Technology Validation Laboratory for Photonics at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on the twelve optical fiber ribbon cable with MTP array connector for space flight environments. In the first set of testing the commercial 62.5/125 cable assembly was characterized using space flight parameters (published in SPIE Vol. 3440). The testing showed that the cable assembly would survive a typical space flight mission with the exception of a vacuum environment. Two enhancements were conducted to the existing technology to better suit the vacuum environment as well as the existing optoelectronics and increase the reliability of the assembly during vibration. The MTP assembly characterized here has a 100/140 optical commercial fiber and non outgassing connector and cable components. The characterization for this enhanced fiber optic cable assembly involved vibration, thermal and radiation testing. The data and results of this characterization study are presented which include optical in-situ testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4732, Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications IV, (1 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477419
Show Author Affiliations
Melanie N. Ott, Sigma Space Corp. and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Shawn L. Macmurphy, Sigma Space Corp. and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Patricia R. Friedberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4732:
Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications IV
Eric Donkor; Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top