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Uniform Evaluation Of Multichannel, Hermaphroditic Fiber Optic Connectors For Tactical Applications
Author(s): M. D. Drake; F. Gomes; M. Lesnick; G. W. StyskaI; V. E. Kalomiris
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an evaluation of candidate multichannel, hermaphroditic fiber optic connectors under uniform, and where possible, standard conditions. Connectors manufactured by TRW, Bell-Northern, Hughes, ITT-STL (Ptarmigan) and ITT-Cannon were tested. The optical insertion loss was measured while the connectors underwent (1) normal mating, (2) repetitive mating, (3) strain relief flexing, (4) temperature cycling, (5) connector-to-cable tensile stress and, (6) connector-to-connector tensile stress. In addition, the candidate connectors were rated by attributes for (1) mating forces, (2) alignment ease, (3) cleaning, (4) handling damage, and (5) human factors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0355, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications I, (22 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934009
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M. D. Drake, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
F. Gomes, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
M. Lesnick, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
G. W. StyskaI, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
V. E. Kalomiris, U.S. Army CECOM (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0355:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications I
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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