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Survivable ring architecture for spaceborne applications
Author(s): John L. DeRuiter
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Paper Abstract

Fiber-optic ring architectures have an inherent reliability problem when considered for spaceborne applications: a single-node failure can interrupt communications to every other node. The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) protocol solves this problem through use of a dual counter-rotating ring architecture. This provides communication between all nodes, even if a single fault has occurred. If more than a single fault occurs, the ring can become segmented and communication is not provided to all nodes. This paper presents a dual cross- strapped ring architecture that provides the degree of survivability required for many spaceborne applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156569
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John L. DeRuiter, Honeywell Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1953:
Photonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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