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Fiber Optics Application To A-7 Aircraft
Author(s): J. R. Ellis; D. N. Williams
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Paper Abstract

The A-7 Airborne Light Optical Fiber Technology (ALOFT) Demonstration was established by the Navy to confirm that fiber-optic technology is sufficiently practical and mature to be used in internal aircraft data-signal transmissions and to demonstrate the feasibility of a full system application. A description of the ALOFT system design is presented, including explanations of the design trade-offs that led to the components selected by the system development contractor, IBM, Federal Systems Division, Owego, NY. A description of the tests being conducted on the ALOFT system is provided with a summary of the most significant results to date. The objectives and approach of the economic analysis, recently initiated as a part of the ALOFT project, is briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1976
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics, (23 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.975723
Show Author Affiliations
J. R. Ellis, Naval Electronics Laboratory Center (United States)
D. N. Williams, Naval Electronics Laboratory Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0077:
Fibers and Integrated Optics
Henri Hodara, Editor(s)

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