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Optical Fiber Data Link For Missile Guidance
Author(s): R. B. Powell; D. W. Holder; J. H. Wright
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Paper Abstract

A unique application of optical fiber for use as a missile guidance link is described. This application utilizes a single fiber payed out from the missile during flight to provide a full duplex bi-directional data link between the missile and the ground control station. The unique properties of the link as applied to missile weaponry and the implications of these features on link design are discussed. The Army Missile Laboratory is presently conducting a supporting research program whose objective is the flight demonstration of sucn a data link. The hardware constructed during this program and its performance is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0317, Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits, (2 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933096
Show Author Affiliations
R. B. Powell, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
D. W. Holder, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
J. H. Wright, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0317:
Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits
Bob D. Guenther; William Pittman, Editor(s)

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