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Optimal selection of fiber optic interconnection components and methods based on application, environment, and use
Author(s): Michael O'Farrell; Douglas Parker
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic data system can be designed and constructed with many options for active components and for passive system elements. With regard to the passive interconnection system components, each application may have a different list of fiber/cable, connectors, ruggedization materials and other components. The selection of these items should be made keeping in mind the specific particular requirements of the system, from the standpoint of environmental and mechanical requirements and from the standpoint of the users who will be installing, maintaining and possibly repairing the system sometime in the future. The paper will review various alternatives available for selection of components, discussing options for different scenarios of required optical performance. Considerations of component selection with regard to capabilities of the installers/maintenance and repair people who will be responsible for the success of the system will also be discussed. A fiber optic system is not necessarily more difficult to install and maintain, but it is different from electrical systems and as long as proper component selection and training are implemented, the fiber optic system should be durable and successful.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8368, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III, 83680P (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921409
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Michael O'Farrell, Deutsch UK (United Kingdom)
Douglas Parker, Deutsch UK (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8368:
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III
Alex A. Kazemi; Nicolas Javahiraly; Allen S. Panahi; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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