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Fibre Optics In Automobiles
Author(s): A L. Harmer
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibres are used in three application areas in automobiles. Illumination of the dashboard is done with a single lamp and monofilament fibres or woven tapes which illuminate the front panel. Fibre-optic multiplexing can replace the conventional wiring harness. Different trial systems (two-fibre links, bidirectional transmission, star-coupled architecture) are reviewed. Problems still exist in component performance, high costs and unknown reliability of optoelectronic systems. Fibre-optics are also used in sensors; for headlight monitoring, liquid-level sensing and other applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 1984
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0468, Fibre Optics '84, (15 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941666
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A L. Harmer, Battelle-Geneva (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0468:
Fibre Optics '84

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