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A Multifunction Optical Fibre Communication System For Connection Between A Radar Head And Display Area.
Author(s): J P Dakin; C K Bovey
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Paper Abstract

A multi-function fibre-optic communication system has been constructed for carrying radar information from a radar head end to a remote display area. High bandwidth video signals have been carried on FM subcarriers on a single fibre per channel basis. The radar video channels were a 20MHz analogue signal, a 10MHz analogue signal, and a 10MHz digital signal composite with a synchronising pulse. The aerial turning data was digitised and transmitted serially via a dedicated fibre with considerable capacity for additional information. Duplex speech and a TV video signal were transmitted over a single fibre using FDM and WDM. All the signals have been carried over a 3Km length of multimode optical cable using 1300nm led sources to reduce material dispersion. The WDM duplex link also used an 850nm led in the return direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0468, Fibre Optics '84, (15 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941643
Show Author Affiliations
J P Dakin, Plessey Electronic Systems Research Limited (United Kingdom)
C K Bovey, Plessey Electronic Systems Research Limited (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0468:
Fibre Optics '84

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