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Fiber optic cable assemblies for space flight: II. Thermal and radiation effects
Author(s): Melanie N. Ott
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Paper Abstract

Goddard Space Flight Center is conducting a search for space flight worthy fiber optic cable assemblies that will benefit all projects at all of the NASA centers. This paper is number two in a series of papers being issues as a result of this task to define and quality space grade fiber optic cable assemblies. Though to qualify and use a fiber optic cable in space requires treatment of the cable assembly as a system, it is very important to understand the design and behavior of its parts. This paper addresses that need, providing information on cable components shrinkage testing and radiation testing results from recent experiments at Goddard Space Flight Center. This work is an extension of the `lessons learned' reported in the first paper of this series entitled `Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies for Space Flight: Issues and Remedies,' published and presented at the AIAA World Congress in Anaheim CA, on October 15, 1997.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3440, Photonics for Space Environments VI, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326697
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Melanie N. Ott, Swales Aerospace, Inc. and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3440:
Photonics for Space Environments VI
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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