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Design Of A Passive Fiber Optic Data Bus For Shipboard Application
Author(s): William W. Davis; Paul Rivett; Derwyn C. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

Under contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence, Sperry Univac and Canstar Communications are developing a 10-megabit data link for military shipboard application. The system is based on a passive optical fiber network connecting 32 electro-optic bus access modules, each module being capable of servicing eight bus users. The key aspect of the project was to determine the optimum network topology based on considerations of optical loss, system security, simplicity of design, and replaceability of key components, and to demonstrate the capability of achieving the requirements with existing technology in electro-optic transmitters and receivers and in fiber optic access couplers. The proposed paper will discuss the overall system requirements, the selection of the optimum passive topology and the trade-offs associated with the alternatives, as well as outline the measured performance of a prototype system resulting from the initial phase of development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0340, Future Trends in Fiber Optic Communications, (11 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933670
Show Author Affiliations
William W. Davis, Sperry Univac DSD (United States)
Paul Rivett, Canada Wire and Cable (Canada)
Derwyn C. Johnson, Communications Research Center (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0340:
Future Trends in Fiber Optic Communications
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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