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Cable And Connector Design Issues For Mobile Platform Applications
Author(s): W. R. Little; T. A. Lindsay; Q. G. Mendoza
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Paper Abstract

Present fiber optic cables and connectors have been designed to requirements that orig-inated in large part within the telecommunications industry. However, system requirements for mobile platforms (aircraft, ships and space vehicles) differ greatly from telecommunication requirements with respect to cable lengths, frequency of disconnect points and nature of the environment. In general, components have not been designed in concert with each other to achieve overall system goals. This has resulted in components that may be individually excellent but do not operate well together to meet reliability and maintainability needs of mobile platforms. This paper sets forth the most important system parameters associated with typical mobile platforms with particular emphasis placed on aircraft system needs. Based on these system parameters, an integrated set of termination characteristics is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0840, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms, (3 December 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942602
Show Author Affiliations
W. R. Little, Eldec Corporation (United States)
T. A. Lindsay, Eldec Corporation (United States)
Q. G. Mendoza, Eldec Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0840:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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