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Instrumentation For Multichannel Hermaphroditic Connector Evaluation
Author(s): J. D. Fridman; F. Gomes; L. Jou; G. W. Styskal
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Paper Abstract

Several manufacturers have been developing hermaphroditic connectors for six-fiber optical cables used in tactical military communication system applications. The specifications to which respective manufacturers have designed and tested these connectors have not been consistently the same. A test plan, as well as measurement procedures which will be uniformly applied to all connector assemblies, has been proposed. In support of the test procedures, fiber optics instrumentation that measures the insertion loss of the six-fiber hermaphroditic connectors under dynamic conditions has been developed. Special equipment to perform tests that simulate aspects of field conditions has been designed and fabricated. Selected fiber optic connectors are presently under evaluation using these procedures and instrumentation. This paper describes characteristics of the insertion loss and simulation equipment and their application to the measurement of the parameters to be tested.*

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0326, Fiber Optics: Technology '82, (15 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933336
Show Author Affiliations
J. D. Fridman, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
F. Gomes, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
L. Jou, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
G. W. Styskal, The MITRE Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0326:
Fiber Optics: Technology '82
Claire E. Loscoe, Editor(s)

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