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An Operational 30 Channel 2 KM Fiber Optic Data Transmission System
Author(s): G. J. Wilhelmi; T. A. Eppes; J. R. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

A 30 channel, 2 km fiber optic data transmission system has been installed in Hawaii for use in the DSCS satellite network. Data rates to 20 Mb/s with bit error rates less than 10-8 can be accommodated. Over three hundred (300) single fiber optical connectors were installed with an average loss of only 1 dB. Designed for a worst case signal-to-noise ratio (peak signal/rms noise) of 30:1, an average of 52:1 was achieved ranging from 34:1 to 66:1. Five, six fiber optical cable traversed the underground duct system. Multimode dispersions (FWHM) in the fibers ranged from 0.2 nsec/km to 4.8 nsec/km. Fiber/cable attenuations ranged from 4.8 to 7.7 dB/km at 0.85 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0139, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices I, (13 July 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956234
Show Author Affiliations
G. J. Wilhelmi, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)
T. A. Eppes, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)
J. R. Campbell, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0139:
Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices I
Elsa M. Garmire, Editor(s)

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