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FLASH program cable plant
Author(s): Patricia P. Wiener; Tav Rotondale; David S. Kalenak
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Paper Abstract

We will describe the nature of the activity which surrounds the development of the 'Fly-by-Light' Cable Plant in the FLASH Program in conjunction with McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. We will describe the characteristics of the Technology and the activities which we are engaged in to provide a robust, environmentally stable system. The environmental constraints which have been modelled and analyzed to ensure the applicability of this technology will be described. We have dealt with worst case conditions, and fed back this information to the design for aircraft systems. The Cable Plant involves the optic cables, PATSI-developed connectors, FORSS integrated connectors and avionics applicable optical backplanes. This program is oriented to satisfy the needs of fighter aircraft, with an extendibility to helicopters. The products developed should see use in large volume markets, such as, devices used as shared storage for clusters of computers, in local area networks, High Performance, highly parallel computers and multimedia systems. It represents a new technique of wiring buildings for all kinds of optical transmission whether it be parallel, or multichannel serial based. It represents a new technique to deal with embedded sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2467, Fly-by-Light: Technology Transfer, (22 May 1995);
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Patricia P. Wiener, Page Automated Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (United States)
Tav Rotondale, Page Automated Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (United States)
David S. Kalenak, Page Automated Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2467:
Fly-by-Light: Technology Transfer
Daniel B. Thompson; Robert J. Baumbick; Larry B. Stotts, Editor(s)

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