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Fiber-Optic Applications For Launch Vehicles
Author(s): Mark E. Curran; Timothy E. Clark
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Paper Abstract

Conventional data buses, telemetry links, and sensors using wire harnesses as the transmission media suffer from numerous shortcomings, especially when utilized in spacecraft. This paper describes fiber optic networks which could be implemented in launch vehicles in the near-term. Special emphasis will be placed on the increase in reliability which fiber optics affords over conventional cable/wire approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0989, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959854
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Mark E. Curran, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
Timothy E. Clark, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0989:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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