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Applications Of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) And Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) To Aircraft Data Links
Author(s): Christopher E. Polczynski; Gary Duck
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary results on development of a fiber optic system for transmitting multiple channels of data over a single optical fiber cable are given. The system employs advanced WDM and TDM techniques to greatly reduce weight and volume of interconnect wiring on modern aircraft. The following components are described: (1) fiber optic receiver for reception of data bursts, (2) a 6 channel TDM (mux and demux) for data rates over 175KBPS per channel, (3) an 8 channel WDM multiplexer and demultiplexer. Problem areas associated with multi-channel (greater than 4) WDM technology are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0500, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications II, (26 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944590
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher E. Polczynski, Lockheed-California Company (United States)
Gary Duck, JDC Optics, Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0500:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications II
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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