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Fiber Optic Ethernet In The Factory Automation Environment
Author(s): W. B. Hatfield; F. W. Scholl; M. H. Coden; R. W. Kilgore; J. H. Helbers
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for a Local Area Network (LAN) suitable for use in factory environments are discussed. In many cases these requirements are met by fiber optic Ethernet (IEEE 802.3 compatible) LANs. Implementation of a passive fiber optic star coupler based Ethernet LAN is presented in terms of hardware and system design rules. Application of the passive star coupler topology LAN to a number of factory applications is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967599
Show Author Affiliations
W. B. Hatfield, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)
F. W. Scholl, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)
M. H. Coden, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)
R. W. Kilgore, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)
J. H. Helbers, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0841:
Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II
John D. Chipman; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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