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Developing aircraft photonic networks for airplane systems
Author(s): Henry J. White; Nick Brownjohn; João Baptista; Vincent Foucal; Henrique Salgado; Anders Clausen; Thomas Pistner; Mark Farries; Stéphane Gauchy; Ilja Kopacek; Andrew Lee; Bruce Napier; Massimo Traversone; James Vincent; Armin Zimmermann
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Paper Abstract

Achieving affordable high speed fiber optic communication networks for airplane systems has proved to be challenging. In this paper we describe a summary of the EU Framework 7 project DAPHNE (Developing Aircraft Photonic Networks).

DAPHNE aimed to exploit photonic technology from terrestrial communications networks, and then develop and optimize aircraft photonic networks to take advantage of the potential cost savings. The main areas of emphasis were on: multiplexing networks; providing standard components; simplifying installation; and reducing through life support costs. DAPHNE (fifteen partners from seven nations) finished in February 2013; and was supported by the European Commission‟s Seventh Framework Programme, although the consortium members are continuing with in-house developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8720, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV, 87200V (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018080
Show Author Affiliations
Henry J. White, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Nick Brownjohn, Airbus Deutschland (Germany)
João Baptista, GMV (Portugal)
Vincent Foucal, D-Lightsys (France)
Henrique Salgado, Univ. de Porto (Portugal)
Anders Clausen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas Pistner, EADS Astrium (Germany)
Mark Farries, Gooch & Housego (United Kingdom)
Stéphane Gauchy, Draka (France)
Ilja Kopacek, SQS Vláknová optika a.s (Czech Republic)
Andrew Lee, AVoptics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Bruce Napier, Vivid Components (Germany)
Massimo Traversone, SELEX Galileo S.p.A. (Italy)
James Vincent, AgustaWestland (United Kingdom)
Armin Zimmermann, Technische Univ. Ilmenau (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8720:
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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