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Considerations For Applying Fiber Optic Technology To Increase Electromagnetic Pulse (Emp) System Survivability
Author(s): J.Philip Castillo
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optics technology is a promising tool which may be applied at the system or subsystem level to help decrease the EMP environment stress to which the system is exposed. The careful replacement of conducting wires with nonconducting fibers can result in a significant decrease of the overall EMP stress which appears at susceptible electronics. However, other problems such as added complexity and redistribution of energy may result and potentially exacerbate the problem if appropriate safeguards are not implemented. This paper will address the generic problems associated with increasing the surviv-ability of systems in an electromagnetic pulse environment. In particular, various protection approaches will be contrasted with the potential application of fiber optics in reducing EMP stress at critical electronics interfaces. This paper will focus on system level aspects which must be taken into account when applying fiber optics technology to new and existing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0506, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II, (15 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944910
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J.Philip Castillo, R & D Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0506:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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