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Applications of optical fiber assemblies in harsh environments: the journey past, present, and future
Author(s): Melanie N. Ott; Frank LaRocca; William Joe Thomes; Robert Switzer; Richard Chuska; Shawn Macmurphy
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Paper Abstract

Over the past ten years, NASA has studied the effects of harsh environments on optical fiber assemblies for communication systems, lidar systems, and science missions. The culmination of this has resulted in recent technologies that are unique and tailored to meeting difficult requirements under challenging performance constraints. This presentation will focus on the past mission applications of optical fiber assemblies, including: qualification information, lessons learned, and new technological advances that will enable the road ahead.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7070, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV, 707009 (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797021
Show Author Affiliations
Melanie N. Ott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Frank LaRocca, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Joe Thomes, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert Switzer, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard Chuska, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Shawn Macmurphy, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7070:
Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV
Fred M. Dickey; Richard A. Beyer, Editor(s)

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