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Fiber Optic Resource For Test Equipment (FORTE) Overview
Author(s): Anita Ramdev
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Paper Abstract

Avionic systems are incorporating an increasing amount of fiber optics. FORTE is a 6.2 R&D program developed atthe Naval Air Engineering Center (NAVATRENGCEN) to support fiber optic avionic systems. In the 4th quarter FY85 an electro-optical test device design was initiated. The design is required to be modular, digitally controlled and fully duplexed. FORTE will be utilized in automatic test equipment as an "asset" to handle the optical signal portion of testing. The Breadboarding phase of the design has been completed and the brassboard is under fabrication. The system capabilities are three bidirectional independent channels at 820nm, 860nm and 1300nm. The fiber size is 100/140nm GRIN Multimode. Programmability is achieved through the IEEE-488 interface bus. One of the future directions of the program is to build an in-house capability, with lab facilities to support, maintain and develop fiber optic systems. Follow-on work will constitute a fiber optic system requirements analysis with fiber optic application and their fault modes. This will be followed by a development program to augment the current brassboard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0941, Automated Testing of Electro-Optical Systems, (4 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947180
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Anita Ramdev, Naval Air Engineering Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0941:
Automated Testing of Electro-Optical Systems
John Nestler; Philip I. Richardson, Editor(s)

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